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Title: Energy-related perturbations of the northeast coastal zone: five years (1974-1979) of oceanographic research at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Since inception of oceanographic research at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1974, over 75 cruises and 150 papers and reports have been completed. In comparison of shelf ecosystems at high, mid, and low latitudes, an understanding of the natural variability of US coastal waters has been derived. Annual carbon and nitrogen budgets suggest that the energy flow is diverted to a pelagic food web in summer-fall and a demersal food web in winter-spring within the Mid-Atlantic Bight. The impact of energy-related perturbations can now be assessed within the context of natural oscillation of the coastal food web.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5254245
Report Number(s):
BNL-51211
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; OCEANOGRAPHY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; BIBLIOGRAPHIES; BNL; CARBON CYCLE; COASTAL REGIONS; CONTINENTAL SHELF; DISTURBANCES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; FOOD CHAINS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NITROGEN; NUTRIENTS; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; TIDE; USA; CONTINENTAL MARGIN; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ECOSYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; MASS TRANSFER; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VARIATIONS 520200* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520100 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Basic Studies-- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety