Field observations in a small subtropical estuary during and after a rainstorm event

Chanson, Hubert (2008) Field observations in a small subtropical estuary during and after a rainstorm event. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 80 1: 114-120. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2008.07.013

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Field observations in a small subtropical estuary during and after a rainstorm event
Journal name Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-7714
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.07.013
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 80
Issue 1
Start page 114
End page 120
Total pages 7
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 290000 Engineering and Technology
290800 Civil Engineering
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
291100 Environmental Engineering
291101 Environmental Engineering Modelling
Abstract In Australia, a large majority of small subtropical estuaries are narrow, elongated and meandering channels with large width to depth ratio and cross-sections which deepen and widen towards the mouth. Up to date, episodic rainstorm events in such small systems were rarely documented, and this study presents a field data set collected during and immediately after a rainstorm. A number of hydrodynamic and physio-chemical parameters were recorded simultaneously at several longitudinal locations for 12 hours. The field measurements demonstrated a significant flushing of the estuarine zone, caused primarily by the rainfall runoff from the nearby shopping malls and roadways. Some strong vertical stratification of the water column was observed at all sampling locations, and the depth-averaged salinity data exhibited a dome-shaped intrusion curve. A solution of the salt dispersion equation provided some agreement with the freshwater flushing conditions during the wet weather.
Keyword Small subtropical estuary
Rainstorm event
Freshwater flushing
Density-driven mixing
Field measurements
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes The full bibliographic details are : CHANSON, H. (2008). "Field Observations in a Small Subtropical Estuary during and after a Rainstorm Event." Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 114-120 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.07.013) (ISSN 0272-7714).

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