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Sonde data measured during a high rainfall event in Port Jackson, 25 August 2007.

The Sydney Harbour catchment area includes a number of different river systems which drain into the Port Jackson estuary. During high rainfall events the catchment areas behave differently to deliver contaminants into the Port Jackson estuary. Under conditions of high rainfall contaminants are delivered to areas very quickly as freshwater slides over the top of the denser more saline waters of the estuary. Sonde samples, for measurement of conductivity, salinity, turbidity and temperature; were taken along the Port Jackson estuary over three days to determine the behaviour of the freshwater plume as it travels in a layer of freshwater to be flushed or flocculate out at some point in the estuary.

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Title Sonde data measured during a high rainfall event in Port Jackson, 25 August 2007.
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia
Data Status inactive
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/362fcf69-fb83-4a1e-b550-8f4851b19df0
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
University of Sydney
gavin.birch@sydney.edu.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[151.244, -33.87], [151.259, -33.87], [151.259, -33.85], [151.244, -33.85], [151.244, -33.87]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency University of Sydney
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