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dc.contributor.authorB. Lee, Serenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorF. Birch, Gavinen_US
dc.contributor.authorLemckert, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:28:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:28:19Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-31T21:47:21Z
dc.identifier.issn02727714en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecss.2011.01.013en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent1735251 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom389en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto402en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume92en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050299en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040503en_US
dc.titleField and modelling investigations of fresh-water plume behaviour in response to infrequent high-precipitation events, Sydney Estuary, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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