The inverse nature of an Australian bay

Grawe, U. and Ribbe, J. and Wolff, J.-O. (2008) The inverse nature of an Australian bay. In: 5th European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria.


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Hervey Bay, a large coastal embayment situated off the central eastern coast of Australia, is a shallow tidal area (average depth = 15m), close to the continental shelf. It shows features of an inverse estuary, due to the high evaporation rate (approx. 2 m/year), low precipitation (less than 1 m/year) and on average almost no freshwater input from three rivers that drain into the bay.

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Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. Conference publication consists of only the abstracts of papers presented at the conference (free-access online publication). Abstract only posted here.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2008 02:06
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 05:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Hervey Bay, coastal bay, ocean circulation, climate change, hydrology, inverse estuary, continental shelf
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography

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