Indicators and Indices of Estuarine Overenrichment

  • A. J. McErlean
  • Gale Reed
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Indicators and indices of nutrient overenrichment, which might be applied to the problems of estuarine overenrichment, are reviewed from the literature from the time of the national symposium on eutrophication (1968) to the present. While many existing methods have been applied to estuarine work and some new ones have been developed, there do not appear to be a large number of usable techniques for estuarine investigations.


Particulate Organic Carbon Water Quality Index Estuarine Area Estuarine Coastal Index Type 
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  • A. J. McErlean
    • 1
  • Gale Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland Center For Environmental and Estuarine StudiesCambridgeUSA

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