Net Sedimentation Tile (NST)

a person holds a square plate on a pole with sediment piled on top of it in front of a marsh shoreline

Detailed Description

A net sedimentation tile (NST) is used by scientists to measure surface sediment deposition in wetlands over short time scales. Scientists installed several NSTs on the surface of the marsh to measure sediment deposition. The samples are retrieved and measured in the lab to identify short-term sediment deposition rates on the marsh surface. It is important to study sediment delivery since it is a critical process influencing marsh elevation and how the marsh will respond to changing sea level.

Learn more about the Estuarine and MaRsh Geology (EMRG) Project.


Image Dimensions: 3923 x 2943

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Location Taken: Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, MS, US