Mixing and transport in estuaries and coastal waters a special issue in Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science

Brian Dzwonkowski, Xinyi Kang, Bishnu Sahoo, Jay Veeramony, Steve Mitchell, Meng Xia*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

43 Downloads (Pure)


Mixing and transport in the estuaries and coastal waters must be informed by advanced and up-to-date research to consider the underlying natural and anthropogenic effects on physical and biogeochemical processes. To that end a session was organized during the 2021 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation conference entitled “Mixing and Transport in Estuaries and Coastal Waters”. The focus of this session was to improve understanding through comprehensive studies associated with mixing and transport processes in estuaries and coastal waters based on observations, analytical models, laboratory experiments, and numerical models. This Special Issue (SI) ‘Mixing and Transport in Estuaries and Coastal Waters’ in ‘Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science’ is an outcome of the talks presented at the conference session. The key research interests covered comprise of five themes: Estuarine dynamics, Wave-current-surge processes, Sediment dynamics, Plume dynamics, and Estuarine physical-biogeochemical processes. The articles contained in the SI represent the latest advances in mixing and transport in estuaries and coastal seas all
over the world, as well as common methods including observations, remote sensing, and numerical modelling, a data framework is also used, which is the methodological highlight of this SI. While continued progress is still being made on understanding estuarine and coastal sea dynamics, the effects of these physical processes on biological and biogeochemical issues (i.e., larval transport and water quality dynamics) should also be considered in future studies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number108370
Number of pages6
JournalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Early online date19 May 2023
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2023

Cite this