Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems

Dates 2015-10-01 to 2022-09-30
Description Estuaries are dynamic regions influenced by oceanic, atmospheric, and ecological processes. Observations and models of estuaries are useful for evaluating the transfer of terrestrial-associated materials (groundwater, nutrients, sediment, greenhouse gases) to the coastal ocean. This transfer affects the geomorphology, ecology, and water quality of estuaries and the globe on tidal, annual, and decadal timescales. Observations and models of geomorphic change, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and water quality can be used to address future scenarios of change in estuarine systems.
Keywords estuarine ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, coastal processes, hazards
Status Active
Center USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center