Temperature changes in the tidal excursion front and surface sediment of a subtropical mudflat in autumn

Birt, M. J. and Tibbetts, I. R. (2007) Temperature changes in the tidal excursion front and surface sediment of a subtropical mudflat in autumn. Journal of Sea Research, 58 2: 113-119. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2007.03.003


Author Birt, M. J.
Tibbetts, I. R.
Title Temperature changes in the tidal excursion front and surface sediment of a subtropical mudflat in autumn
Journal name Journal of Sea Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1385-1101
Publication date 2007-04-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2007.03.003
Volume 58
Issue 2
Start page 113
End page 119
Total pages 7
Editor Philippart, C. J. M.
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier Science Bv
Language eng
Subject 270702 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
C1
770306 Integrated (ecosystem) assessment and management
Abstract Temperature changes in sediment and the inundating water of a subtropical mudflat were determined using a series of data-loggers to monitor the temperature on fine days around the equinox at Lota, Queensland, Australia. On fine days the temperature of the forward shallow (ca. 5 cm) section of an incoming tide is up to 8 degrees C higher than that of the body of water from which it originates. Stationary data-loggers in the sediment indicate that during the day heat exchange occurred between the sediment and inundating waters, the sediment temperatures dropping from up to 10 degrees C higher than channel waters to temperatures approaching that of channel water in as little as 30 min following inundation. The implications for intertidal nekton and benthos are discussed. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved.
Keyword Marine & Freshwater Biology
Oceanography
tidal
water temperature
sediment surface temperature
Muddy Intertidal Sediments
Manukau Harbor
Forth Estuary
Sado Estuary
New-zealand
Fish
Dynamics
Sandflat
Scotland
Flats
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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