Accession Number : ADA331371

Title :   Quantitative Chemical Mass Transfer in Coastal Sediments during Early Diagenesis; Effects of Biological Transport, Mineralogy, and Fabric

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OFEARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Cappellen, Philippe V.

PDF Url : ADA331371

Report Date : 22 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This report summarizes activities related to ONR grant N00014-97-1-0879 to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, for the period 1 June 1997 through September 30 1997 (Phase I). The work during Phase I has focused on (1) a sensitivity analysis of the effects of irrigation on the biogeochemistry of coastal marine sediments, (2) the upgrading of the existing multicomponent reactive transport model for early diagenesis, and (3) the preliminary development of a stochastic algorithm to represent burrowing activities of benthic macrofauna.

Descriptors :   *IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, COASTAL REGIONS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, MASS TRANSFER, GEOCHEMISTRY, MICROBIOLOGY, BENTHONIC ZONES, MINERALOGY.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE