Turbidity in the Thames Estuary: how turbid do we expect it to be?

R. Uncles, Steve Mitchell

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Abstract

A previously derived method (the tidal length—mean spring tidal range, TL-MSTR diagram) is used to predict the estuarine turbidity maximum (ETM) concentration and the residence time of the Thames Estuary. The predicted and observed residence time is 2 months. The predicted, depth-averaged ETM is 2.5 g l−1 of suspended particulate matter (SPM) at spring tides, which is much higher than that observed from surface sampling (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-103
Number of pages13
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume672
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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