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Near-bed currents and suspended sediment transport in saltmarsh canopies

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Def Sci & Technol Org
dc.contributor Aeronaut & Maritime Res Lab
dc.contributor Shanghai Jiao Tong University
dc.contributor Dept Harbour & Coastal Engn
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author WOLANSKI, E
dc.contributor.author SHI, Z
dc.contributor.author HAMILTON, LJ
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:48:21Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:16:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:16:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:08:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:16:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:48:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:48:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:08:49Z
dc.date.issued 2000-06-01
dc.identifier 5783 en
dc.identifier.citation Shi Z, Watts JEM and Wolanski EJ (2000) Near-bed currents and suspended sediment transport in saltmarsh canopies. Journal of Coastal Research. 16(3): 909-914. en
dc.identifier.issn 0749-0208
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/5783
dc.description.abstract A field study was undertaken to measure near-bed current velocity, water level and suspended sediment concentration on unvegetated mudflat, and in recently developed Scirpus mariquete and Spartina alterniflora canopies in the Changjiang Estuary, China. Near-bed current (a combination of both tidal currents and wave motion) velocities were up to 50 cm s(-1) in saltmarsh canopies and on the mudflat. Near-bed current velocity within a saltmarsh canopy was generally less than that on the mudflat, regardless of the phase of the tides or the tidal current direction. Mean near-bed current velocity was reduced by 16% within the estuarine saltmarsh canopy compared to open mudflat. Reductions in near-bed current velocities within the saltmarsh canopy were larger during ebb tide than flood tide. Suspended sediment concentrations were found to be lower within the estuarine saltmarsh canopies compared to the unvegetated mudflat.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Coastal Research - pages: 16(3): 909-914 en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.subject Emergent Vegetation
dc.subject Dynamics
dc.subject Wave Attenuation
dc.subject Physical Geography
dc.subject Sediment Transport
dc.subject Saltmarsh
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Terrebonne Bay
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Flow Structure
dc.subject Seagrass
dc.subject Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
dc.subject Near-bed Currents
dc.subject Geography, Physical
dc.subject Tidal Creek
dc.subject Geology
dc.subject Salt-marsh Creeks
dc.subject West-central Florida
dc.subject Deposition
dc.title Near-bed currents and suspended sediment transport in saltmarsh canopies
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000089758800036


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