Assessment of the Mass Flux in a Benthic Boundary Layer of a Stratified Lake [ 2010 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Prof J Imberger

Brief description Understanding the underlying processes responsible for Benthic Bundary Layer (BBL) mass flux in stratified lakes is of fundamental ecological importance. By verifying the ability of the current Centre for Water Research hydrodynamics models to reproduce the dynamics of the BBL, Australia will cement its position as an international leader in the development of technologies to guide the management of lakes, reservoirs, estuaries and coastal areas. Furthermore, these water bodies are important sources and sinks of carbon and the extent to which they contribute to the national and international carbon inventory can be assessed using this technology.

Funding Amount $205,893

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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