Strutton, PG and Bye, JAT and Mitchell, JG, Determining coastal inlet flushing times: a practical expression for use in aquaculture and pollution management, Aquaculture Research, 27, (7) pp. 497-504. ISSN 1355-557X (1996) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 1996 Blackwell Science Ltd.
It is often necessary to compare the flushing of coastal inlets in selecting sites for aquaculture or in making recommendations on pollution hazards. We derive an expression for a reference flushing time.
in which h is the mean depth of the inlet, (E‐R) is the net evaporation rate, S1 is the salinity of the open ocean, S2 is the (volume) average salinity in the inlet and ΔS = S2‐S1o is easily evaluated from simply obtained data sets, especially in a steady‐state situation, or for an harmonic annual cycle. We show that o is a good estimate of the flushing time for sources within the body of the inlet.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||flushing time, oyster aquaculture|
|Research Division:||Earth Sciences|
|Research Field:||Biological oceanography|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences|
|UTAS Author:||Strutton, PG (Professor Peter Strutton)|
|Deposited By:||Oceans and Cryosphere|
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