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Title: Physical system dynamics and white phosphorus fate and transport, 1994, Eagle River Flats, Fort Richardson, Alaska
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Alaska District.
Lawson, Daniel E.
Hunter, Lewis E.
Bigl, Susan R.
Nadeau, Beth.
Weyrick, Patricia B.
Bodette, John H.
Keywords: Erosion
Sediment transport
Tidal flats
Salt marsh
Salt marsh ecology
White phosphorus
Eagle River Flats, Alaska
Fort Richardson, Alaska
Issue Date: Aug-1996
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 96-9.
Description: technical report
Abstract: Eagle River Flats (ERF) is a subarctic estuarine salt marsh where human and natural forces are causing significant changes in the environment. Multiple internal and external forces govern the physical and chemical processes by actively altering surface conditions, sometimes in unpredictable ways. ERF is also used as an artillery range by the U.S. Army, where past use has resulted in white phosphorous (WP) contamination of the sediments within ponds and mudflats. Bottom-feeding waterfowl ingest this WP, which causes rapid death. This report documents analyses of the physical environment, describing the nature of the physical systems and factors controlling them. It includes data on sedimentation, erosion and hydrology. These investigations provide knowledge necessary to designing and evaluating remedial technologies. They also help determine the system’s capacity to naturally attenuate the WP contamination.
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