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FLOCCULATION OF SUSPENDED SEDIMENT IN THE FLY RIVER ESTUARY, PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA

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dc.contributor Univ Delaware
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor University Of Delaware
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author GIBBS, RJ
dc.contributor.author WOLANSKI, E
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:53:47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:18:55Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:18:55Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:06:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:18:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:53:47Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:53:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:06:49Z
dc.date.issued 1995-06-01
dc.identifier 2562 en
dc.identifier.citation Wolanski EJ and Gibbs RJ (1995) Flocculation of suspended sediment in the Fly River Estuary, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Coastal Research. 11: 745-762. en
dc.identifier.issn 0749-0208
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/2562
dc.description.abstract The suspended sediment of the Fly River is mostly fine silt with a mean particle size of 8 mu m; the clay fraction makes up less than 20% of the suspended sediment by volume. On reaching brackish water in the estuary, the sediment flocculates. The flocs are small (typical mean size of 30 mu m) and are a mixture of fine silt and clay particles, with silt particles dominating. Because of the dominance of silt particles incorporated in the flocs, the flocs ale structurally weak and are destroyed by tidal turbulence at spring tides. The clay particles are selectively trapped in the turbidity maximum zone of the estuary.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Coastal Research - pages: 11: 745-762 en
dc.subject Floc
dc.subject Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
dc.subject Physical Geography
dc.subject Turbulence
dc.subject Mineral Flocs
dc.subject Turbidity Maximum Zone
dc.subject Geography, Physical
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Geology
dc.subject Coagulation
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Tidal Flow
dc.title FLOCCULATION OF SUSPENDED SEDIMENT IN THE FLY RIVER ESTUARY, PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1995RN67000018


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