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Presentation Title: Sedimentary and Hydro- Dynamics of the Buffalo River, NY.

Section: Poster Session Group 1 #6

Location: , Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:15am

Abstract:

The lower 9 km of the Buffalo River, which flows from the east along the southern border of Buffalo, NY before discharging at its mouth into the eastern end of Lake Erie, has been designated as a Great Lakes area of concern (AoC). The present Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for this AoC centers on sediment remediation and therefore understanding the hydrodynamics and subsequent sediment transport processes within the river is key.  A highly dynamic transport system within the river including both downstream and upstream flow regimes has developed due to seiche events (large standing waves) on Lake Erie. An examination of data collected by Acoustic Doppler Radar Profilers (ADCPs) greatly enhances the our database of knowledge by sampling the vertical water column and horizontal cross-section velocities of the river in multiple strategic locations at short time intervals.. This hydrologic data reveals new trends and creates a more comprehensive image of this dynamic setting.

Type of Presentation: Individual poster

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Presentation Area: Geology

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): St. Germain, Clara A.
Major(s): geology
Class Year(s): 2013.5

Sponsor(s): Manley, Pat
Dept(s): Geology

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