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dc.contributor.authorMirfenderesk, Hamiden_US
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Rodgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:10:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:10:51Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.issn07490208en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2112/06-0741.1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29726
dc.description.abstractThis article highlights the impact of tidal inlet modification on the evolution of inland estuarine waterways at the short-medium timescale. The study area is the Nerang River estuarine system located on the east coast of Australia. This estuary has been affected by a range of developments, including stabilization of its tidal entrance. This study is mainly focused on quantifying the tidal regime change and potential morphological and ecological implications resulting from these changes. To this end, the study started with field data collection and numerical modelling of the study area. The results of harmonic analysis showed that the Nerang Estuary responds nonlinearly to tidal forcing and is dominated by frictional forces. Analysis of water level and current time histories showed a mixed, predominantly semidiurnal, and flood-dominant tidal regime within the estuary. It also showed strong asymmetry of tide along the estuary. At the second stage of the study, historical data of the study area were analyzed and compared with the recently collected data. The purpose of this stage of the study was to understand the evolution of the estuary as a result of the changes at its entrance over the past 20 years. Variations in the ratio of amplitudes from M4 to M2 demonstrate that the Nerang Estuary nonlinear response to tidal forcing has reduced over the past 20 years. Analysis of historical data also suggests that the estuary has become less flood-dominant over the past 20 years, and as a result, the balance between tide-influenced sediment infilling and sediment flushing of the estuary during freshwater flooding events may have shifted toward transporting more sand out of the estuary.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCoastal Education & Research Foundation, Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom969en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto980en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Coastal Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering Modellingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090702en_US
dc.titleInteraction between Coastal Development and Inland Estuarine Waterways at the Short–Medium Timescaleen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://www.plos.org/journals/license.htmlen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Mirfenderesk et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CCAL. (http://www.plos.org/journals/license.html)en_US
gro.date.issued2015-06-12T05:00:05Z
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