This is the first of a series of books providing a comprehensive, unified and integrated treatment of all the major rivers and estuaries of the contiguous United States. The hydrology, chemistry and biology of rivers in natural circumstances are described. This volume deals with estuaries, those biologically productive zones where rivers meet the oceans.
Dr. Patrick is a 1996 recipient of the President's National Medal of Science, the most prestigious scientific honor in American Science. She holds the Francis Boyer chair of Limnology at the National Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia.
Physical Characteristics of Estuaries. Northern New England Estuaries. Southern New England Estuaries. Middle Atlantic Estuaries. Southeastern Estuaries. South Florida Seagrasses. Mangrove Estuaries: South Florida, Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Estuaries: Florida, Louisiana. Southern California Estuaries. Puget Sound. Species Index.