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dc.contributor.authorLee, Serena B
dc.contributor.authorBirch, Gavin F
dc.contributor.authorLemckert, Charles J
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:28:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:28:19Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-05-31T21:47:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0272-7714
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecss.2011.01.013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42650
dc.description.abstractRunoff from the urban environment is a major contributor of non-point source contamination for many estuaries, yet the ultimate fate of this stormwater within the estuary is frequently unknown in detail. The relationship between catchment rainfall and estuarine response within the Sydney Estuary (Australia) was investigated in the present study. A verified hydrodynamic model (Environmental Fluid Dynamics Computer Code) was utilised in concert with measured salinity data and rainfall measurements to determine the relationship between rainfall and discharge to the estuary, with particular attention being paid to a significant high-precipitation event. A simplified rational method for calculating runoff based upon daily rainfall, subcatchment area and runoff coefficients was found to replicate discharge into the estuary associated with the monitored event. Determining fresh-water supply based upon estuary conditions is a novel technique which may assist those researching systems where field-measured runoff data are not available and where minor field-measured information on catchment characteristics are obtainable. The study concluded that since the monitored fresh-water plume broke down within the estuary, contaminants associated with stormwater runoff due to high-precipitation events (daily rainfall > 50 mm) were retained within the system for a longer period than was previously recognised.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAcademic Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom389
dc.relation.ispartofpageto402
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume92
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical oceanography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370803
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410499
dc.titleField and modelling investigations of fresh-water plume behaviour in response to infrequent high-precipitation events, Sydney Estuary, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorLemckert, Charles J.
gro.griffith.authorLee, Serena B.


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