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.) 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 13-17 December 2004, Sydney, Australia.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see hypertext link).|
|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|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 The University of Sydney|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 23:32|
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