Baltimore Harbor Sediment Metals

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey C. Cornwell

Start/End Year:

1998 - 1999


Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal Investigator:

Robert P. Mason, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


To measure depositional fluxes of sediment and sediment-water exchange rates of trace metals in order to develop a sediment budget for Baltimore Harbor, examine rates and locations of high rates of metal deposition and develop sediment-water exchange procedures for metals and to determine if such exchanges are important to the biota and overall metal budgets.

Related Publications:

Mason, RP; Kim, EH; Cornwell, J. 2004. Metal accumulation in Baltimore Harbor: current and past inputs. Applied Geochemistry19(11):1801 -1825. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2004.03.005. UM-SG-RS-2004-10.

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