Record number :
953185
Title of article :
Embayment characteristic time and biology via tidal prism model
Author/Authors :
Mohamed A. Abdelrhman، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2007
Pages :
14
From page :
742
To page :
755
Abstract :
Transport time scales are often offered by scientists, and accepted by ecologists, as qualitative indicators of the susceptibility of ecological components within an embayment. However, rigorous quantitative methods were never presented to confirm this intuition. Transport time scales in water bodies are classically based on their physical and chemical aspects rather than their ecological and biological character. The direct connection between a physical time scale and an ecological effect has to be investigated in order to quantitatively relate a transport time scale to ecology. This concept is presented here with some general guidelines and clarifying examples. To be able to relate physical time scales to biological processes, a simple tidal prism model is developed that calculates temporal changes in concentration and the related exposure. This approach provides a quick method to calculate the characteristic time for transport in a large number of embayments, which can also help in classification endeavors.
Keywords :
embayment , tidal prism model , Characteristic time , concentration , Threshold , biology , exposure
Journal title :
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
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