Application of VHF high resolution radar to evaluating circulation around a seawater intake facility

Heron, Mal, Prytz, Arnstein, and Steinberg, Craig (2011) Application of VHF high resolution radar to evaluating circulation around a seawater intake facility. In: Proccedings of OCEANS 2011, pp. 1-5. From: OCEANS 2011 MTS/IEEE Kona, 19-22 September 2011, Waikoloa, HI, USA.

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Abstract

The Australian Institute of Marine Science operates a research aquarium at Cape Ferguson in North Queensland which requires a high volume circulation of ocean water from the adjacent bay. Turbidity and water quality are significant issues which govern the location of the seawater intakes. A VHF high resolution ocean radar was deployed at the site of the sea water intakes in order to evaluate the circulation in an area of approximately 2 km 2 km with spatial resolution of about 100 m. The short deployment showed that there are complex flow patterns at this scale, and identified three bodies of water which may affect the quality of water that enters the intakes.

Item ID: 21759
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: coastal circulation; ocean radar; seawater intakes; surface currents
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ISBN: 978-1-4577-1427-6
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 03:22
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961102 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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