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Atmosphere Conditions 1/30/2015 - Wind SW 3 Knts.
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Courtesy NASA (MODIS) & NOAA (GOES) Satellite Imagery
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FIND DMMA Aerial Multispectral Image 1/30/2015

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FIND Wabasso Area Intracoastal Waterway Dredge Operations 1/30/2015

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FIND Wabasso Area Intracoastal Waterway& Islands Dredge Operations 1/30/2015

In-Situ Transport/Flux Data from Sondes (Probes) & Optical Data

In-Situ Sondes collect the horizontal movement in specified directions (North, South, East, West) and vertical In-Situ Sondes collect the upwelling and settling of water column particulate motion.

These specially designed Sondes produce movement of fluid mud and dense particle movements in a maximum of 6 directions. The resulting data are reported in terms of the mass movement or motion  (mass/unit area/time - kg/meter2/day) of the dense nephelometry layer at or near the water bottom in aquatic habitats.

Horizontal motion measurements in Indian River Lagoon areas suggest the equivalent of a 10 lb bag of flour of fluid mud horizontally moving per meter2 in a day - or well over a ton of fluid mud moving per year per meter2.

Obviously, this fluid mud blocks light from reaching the bottom of the water column where aquatic vegetation and other organisms use the light for growth and to support living functions such as "seeing their food".

 

 

 

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Click here to see the fluid mud collected by a Sonde

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Dr. Charles Bostater
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