Jamaica Bay Physical and Biogeochemical Study


Integrated reconnaissance of the physical and biogeochemical characteristics of Jamaica Bay, New York.

Researchers at The Earth Institute of Columbia University have carried out an integrated, coordinated pilot reconnaissance of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological systems within Jamaica Bay, entitled "Integrated Reconnaissance of the Physical and Biogeochemical Characteristics of Jamaica Bay". We believe that such an integrated approach is necessary to fully understand the complex inter-relationship of the wetland ecosystem. This effort was jointly funded by the US National Park Service/Gateway National Recreational Area and The Earth Institute of Columbia University.

The program focused on obtaining a synergistic view of the varied elements of Jamaica Bay by carrying out coordinated research in four areas: submarine sediment morphology, sediment and soil sampling, circulation and mixing, and chemical analysis of the Bay waters.