(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The geomorphic character and hydrological function of an upland swamp, Budderoo plateau, southern highlands, NSW, Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRYIRS K. (1) ; GOUGH J. (1) ; HOSE G.C. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Environmental and Geography, Macquarie Univ., North Ryde, AUSTRALIE
(2) Dept. of Biological Sciences, Macquarie Univ., North Ryde, AUSTRALIE


In this study, the geomorphic, sedimentological, and hydrological properties of an intact upland swamp on the Budderoo Plateau NSW are investigated. The geomorphic structure of the swamp is simple, and the sedimentology comprises basal layers of coarse sands, overlain by several layers of organic accumulation. Each of these sedimentary units has different hydrological behaviors (rates of water throughflow and discharge) that drive the overall function of the swamp in response to rainfall of various magnitudes and duration. Four hydrological response types have been identified in the functioning of this swamp, characterized by different peaks and recession responses to rainfall. The form of the hydrograph produced is controlled by antecedent water table position and the amount, timing and duration of rainfall. Depending on antecedent moisture conditions, the swamp can operate either as a store for water or as a rapid conduit for water throughflow and overland flow


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 313-334]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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