Mapping of exposure to flood plumes, water types and exposure to pollutants (DIN, TSS) in the Great Barrier Reef: toward the production of operational risk maps for the world's most iconic marine ecosystem

Devlin, Michelle, Petus, Caroline, da Silva, Eduardo Teixera, Alvarez-Romero, Jorge, Zeh, Daniel, Waterhouse, Jane, and Brodie, Jon (2013) Mapping of exposure to flood plumes, water types and exposure to pollutants (DIN, TSS) in the Great Barrier Reef: toward the production of operational risk maps for the world's most iconic marine ecosystem. Report Section. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.

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Abstract

[Extract] Summary of findings

Description of current remote sensing methods and data available to map flood plumes, water types and pollutants (dissolved inorganic nitrogen, total suspended solids) in the Great Barrier Reef.

Surface exposure maps produced for the dissolved inorganic nitrogen, total suspended solids for the period 2007 and 2011. Exposure maps provide an indication of the influence of these contaminants in the Great Barrier Reef.

Calculation of three exposure categories of high, medium or low risk, mapped from the five equidistant categories reported under MMP (Devlin et al., 2012, Alvarez-Romero et al., 2013). Three classes were reported to align with the current risk assessment.

The variation in areas reflects the differences in the dispersal of pollutants and the locations of the ecosystems. There are substantive differences in exposure of different ecosystems to terrestrial pollutants in relation to the natural distribution of these ecosystems, as well as to the differences in the movements of pollutants.

Item ID: 41421
Item Type: Report (Report Section)
Keywords: river plume; marine pollution; water quality; Great Barrier Reef
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TropWATER Technical Report 13/30

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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2015 04:57
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960903 Coastal and Estuarine Water Management @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960608 Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) @ 20%
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