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Determining coastal inlet flushing times: a practical expression for use in aquaculture and pollution management

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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]

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Copyright 1996 Blackwell Science Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.1996.tb01279.x

Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:flushing time, oyster aquaculture
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
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)
ID Code:138652
Year Published:1996
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-04-20
Last Modified:2020-06-23
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