(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Tidal estuary width convergence : theory and form in North Australian estuaries

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DAVIES G. (1) ; WOODROFFE C.D. (1) ;
(1) GeoQuEST Research Centre, School of Earth and Environmental Science, Univ., Wollongong, AUSTRALIE


In order to better understand the relations between tidal estuary shape and geomorphic processes, the width profiles of 79 tidal channels from within 30 estuaries in northern Australia have been extracted from LANDSAT 5 imagery using GIS. Statistics describing the shape and width convergence of individual channels and entire estuaries (which can contain several channels) are analysed along with proxies for the tidal range and fluvial inputs of the estuaries in question. No clear relation between the estuarine width convergence length and tidal range could be discerned within the Northern Australian estuaries


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no7 [pp. 737-749]

Bibliographic references : 50 ref.

Collation : 13 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1864

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