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dc.contributor.authorOu, Suyingen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Hongen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Dong-xiaoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:30:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:30:44Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-30T07:03:48Z
dc.identifier.issn1567-7419en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10652-009-9146-3en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29586
dc.description.abstractField measurements of salinity, wind and river discharge and numerical simulations of hydrodynamics from 1978 to 1984 are used to investigate the dynamics of the buoyant plume off the Pearl River Estuary (PRE), China during summer. The studies have shown that there are four major horizontal buoyant plume types in summer: Offshore Bulge Spreading (Type I), West Alongshore Spreading (Type II), East Offshore Spreading (Type III), and Symmetrical Alongshore Spreading (Type IV). River mouth conditions, winds and ambient coastal currents have inter-influences to the transport processes of the buoyant plume. It is found that all of the four types are surface-advected plumes by analysing the vertical characteristic of the plumes, and the monthly variations of the river discharge affect the plume size dominantly. The correlation coefficient between the PRE plume size and the river discharge reaches 0.85 during the high river discharge season. A wind strength index has been introduced to examine the wind effect. It is confirmed that winds play a significant role in forming the plume morphology. The alongshore wind stress and the coastal currents determine the alongshore plume spreading. The impact of the ambient currents such as Dongsha Current and South China Sea (SCS) Warm Current on the plume off the shelf has also assessed. The present study has demonstrated that both the river discharge and wind conditions affect the plume evolution.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom471en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto492en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Fluid Mechanicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering Modellingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090702en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040503en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050206en_US
dc.titleDynamics of the buoyant plume off the Pearl River Estuary in summeren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Springer-Verlag. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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