Hillsborough Bay, sediments, phosphorous
Winter and summer in-situ measurements of sediment oxygen demand (SOD) and nutrient exchange rates (NERs) were taken from sandy and muddy sediments in Hillsborough Bay during 1986. The summer-mud SOD rate of 0.23 g 02/m2/hr was roughly twice the summer-sand, winter-sand and winter-mud SOD rates. In general, nutrient flux rates into the water column were usually greater from mud relative to sand, and during the summer compared to the winter. Reservations in the application of the SOD/NER data and recommendations for future SOD/NER measurements are discussed.
Scholar Commons Citation
City of Tampa Department of Sanitary Sewers, "Winter and summer sediment nutrient exchange rates in Hillsborough Bay, Florida" (1986). Reports. Paper 87.