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Importance of wave-induced bed liquefaction in the fine sediment budget of Cleveland Bay, Great Barrier Reef

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Ku Leuven
dc.contributor University Of Florida
dc.contributor Univ Florida
dc.contributor Ctr Syst Engn & Appl Mech
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor Catholic Univ Louvain
dc.contributor Sch Engn & Phys Sci
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor State University System Of Florida
dc.contributor Australian Ctr Trop Freshwater Res
dc.contributor Dept Civil & Coastal Engn
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Universite Catholique Louvain
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en WOLANSKI, E. LAMBRECHTS, J. HUMPHREY, C. MCKINNA, L. GOURGUE, O. FABRICIUS, K. E. MEHTA, A. J. LEWIS, S. 2017-03-21T01:17:05Z 2017-03-21T01:17:05Z 2013-02-28T06:48:48Z 2019-05-09T01:09:46Z 2013-02-28T06:48:48Z 2017-03-21T01:17:05Z 2013-02-28T06:48:48Z 2019-05-09T01:09:46Z 2010-09-20
dc.identifier 8576 en
dc.identifier.citation Lambrechts J, Humphrey CA, McKinna L, Gourge O, Fabricius KE, Mehta A, Lewis SE and Wolanski EJ (2010) Importance of wave-induced bed liquefaction in the fine sediment budget of Cleveland Bay, Great Barrier Reef . Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 89: 154-162. en
dc.identifier.issn 0272-7714
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dc.description.abstract Data from a three-year long field study of fine sediment dynamics in Cleveland Bay show that wave-induced liquefaction of the fine sediment bed on the seafloor in shallow water was the main process causing bed erosion under small waves during tradewinds, and that shear-induced erosion prevailed during cyclonic conditions. These data were used to verify a model of fine sediment dynamics that calculates sediment resuspension by both excess shear stress and wave-induced liquefaction of the bed. For present land-use conditions, the amount of riverine sediments settling on the bay may exceed by 50-75% the amount of sediment exported from the bay. Sediment is thus accumulating in the bay on an annual basis, which in turn may degrade the fringing coral reefs. For those years when a tropical cyclone impacted the bay there may be a net sediment outflow from the bay. During the dry, tradewind season, fine sediment was progressively winnowed out of the shallow, reefal waters. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship This project/research was supported by the Australian Government's Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility, implemented in North Queensland by the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Ltd. The study was also carried out within the scope of the project "A second-generation model of the ocean system", funded by the Communaute Francaise de Belgique as Actions de Recherche Concertees under contract ARC 04/09-316. This work is a contribution to the development of SLIM, the Second-generation Louvain-la-Neuve Ice-ocean Model ( Jonathan Lambrechts is a Research Fellow with the Belgium Fund for Research in Industry and Agriculture (FRIA).
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dc.language English
dc.language en en
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dc.relation.ispartof Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science - pages: 89: 154-162 en
dc.subject Deposition
dc.subject Dynamics
dc.subject Transport
dc.subject Management
dc.subject Turbidity Maximum
dc.subject Coral-reefs
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject Papua-new-guinea
dc.subject Variability
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Cohesive Sediment
dc.subject Waves
dc.subject Oceanography
dc.subject Model
dc.subject Microphytobenthos
dc.subject Coral
dc.subject Fine Sediment
dc.subject Great Barrier Reef
dc.subject Erosion
dc.title Importance of wave-induced bed liquefaction in the fine sediment budget of Cleveland Bay, Great Barrier Reef
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecss.2010.06.009
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000281501000004

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