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dc.contributor.authorRobson, Barbara J.
dc.contributor.authorGehrke, Peter C.
dc.contributor.authorBurford, Michele
dc.contributor.authorWebster, Ian T.
dc.contributor.authorRevill, Andy T.
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Duncan W.
dc.contributor.editorE. Wolanski
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T00:02:58Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T00:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-09-23T00:16:19Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789400770195
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5_8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63102
dc.description.abstractThe lower Ord River is a wet-dry tropical river functioning as a perennial dry tropical river as a result of regulation. It is currently one of the few heavily regulated rivers in Australia's tropical north, providing water for hydroelectrical production and irrigation. Current plans call for an increase in the area of irrigated land surrounding the lower Ord River and its estuary. The estuary is highly turbid and subject to very strong tides. It can be conceptualised as five connected physical zones - the Riverine Zone, the Tidal Freshwater Zone, the Transitional (Maximum Turbidity) Zone, the Estuary Mouth, and the Tidal Creeks and Flats Zone - distinguished by geomorphology, flow and tidal influence. Each of these physical zones functions as a distinct biogeochemical and ecological functional zone. Here, we describe how these zones function, how they interact, and how the estuary as a whole may respond to the changes expected in the mid-term future.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleEstuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom131
dc.relation.ispartofpageto152
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205
dc.titleThe Ord River estuary: a regulated wet-dry tropical river system
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBurford, Michele A.


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