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Tidal heights in hyper-synchronous estuaries


Kidd, IM and Chai, S and Fischer, A, Tidal heights in hyper-synchronous estuaries, Natural Resources, 5, (11) pp. 607-615. ISSN 2158-706X (2014) [Non Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4236/nr.2014.511053


Inconsistencies between datasets are examined with reference to flood tidal elevations in the Tamar River estuary, Tasmania Australia. Errors in a 30-year-old commonly cited dataset have been perpetuated in subsequent publications and datasets, and a clarification is herein provided. Elevation of the flood tidal wave as it propagates the estuary is evident in mean tide level and mean sea level, although the analysis is compromised by the temporal differences of the datasets. As sea levels rise due to global warming, the importance of accurate on-going sea level data in any estuary will become more acute.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:height datum, mean sea level, mean tide level, estuary, digital elevation model, global warming, sea level rise
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Hydrology
Research Field:Hydrology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal and estuarine systems and management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kidd, IM (Mr Ian Kidd)
UTAS Author:Chai, S (Professor Shuhong Chai)
UTAS Author:Fischer, A (Dr Andy Fischer)
ID Code:94606
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2014-09-12
Last Modified:2015-06-09
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