Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/P-27

The influence of organic matter dynamics on the cycling of toxic organic contaminants in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Joel E. Baker

Start/End Year: 

1990 to 1994

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Description: 

To relate the cycling of organic pollutants in Chesapeake Bay to seasonal changes in organic matter cycling and sediment transport. We will link compound-specific settling velocities, burial rates, resuspension fluxes, and benthic recycling rates to contaminant sorption and particle characteristics.