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Simultaneous field measurements of turbulence and water quality in a Sub-Tropical Estuary in Australia

Chanson, Hubert, Brown, Richard J., & Ferris, John (2004) Simultaneous field measurements of turbulence and water quality in a Sub-Tropical Estuary in Australia. In Behinia, M., Lin, W., & McBain, G.D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics 2004, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Abstract

In natural systems, mixing is driven by turbulence, but current knowledge is very limited in estuarine zones. A series of detailed field studies was conducted in a small subtropical creek in eastern Australia. Hydrodynamic and physio-chemical parameters were measured simultaneously at high frequency to assess the complexity of the estuary and the interactions between turbulence and environment. The results provide an original data set to complement long-term monitoring. Unlike many such field observations, velocity and physio-chemistry (scalars) were measured herein with sufficient spatial and temporal resolutions to determine quantities of interest in the study of turbulence. In particular the results yielded contrasted outcomes, and the finding impacts on the selection of "key water quality indicators".

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ID Code: 10310
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 1864876956
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Turbulent Flows (091508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Water Quality Engineering (090508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified (090799)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 The University of Sydney
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 08:54

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