Tidal dynamics of a subterranean estuary: Processes and functions (2007–2009)

Abstract:
We aim to determine and quantify major mechanisms driving chemical transport and transformation in a tidally dominated subterranean estuary. Our study will be the first attempt worldwide to measure the temporal and spatial variability of coupled physical and geochemical processes in the intertidal zone of a subterranean estuary. The research will generate much-needed understanding of the role of subterranean estuaries in controlling fluxes of land-derived chemicals to the ocean via submarine groundwater discharge. The outcomes will have important implications for assessing and minimising the impact of groundwater contamination on the coastal zone
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Chair & Professor in Hydrology
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council