From this link http://www.baylink.org/fieldtrips/primer.html
“The force of the earth’s rotation makes salt water accumulate on the Eastern Shore, so water tends to be saltier on the eastern side of the Bay at any latitude”
I was doing some personal research on the saltiness of the Chesapeake. I have boated the Northeast all my life (42 y/o), but never the Chesapeake… but new romance promises me some time on the upper Chesapeake. I got me a very nice performance boat and was wondering if I could finally enjoy some salt-free boating (much less wear and maintenance) in the Upper Chesapeake and in/near the Sassafras River on the eastern side.
Assuming the earth’s rotation can affect the distribution of salt, how could the rotation cause the saltier water to sit on the eastern side of the Chesapeake?
The Upper Chesapeake is probably fresh water all the way, but I am still left wondering about the quote/link above.