Investigation and monitoring of suspended sediment in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, by means of satellite observations and numerical modelling


Belski, Anne

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Ocean circulation models have been widely used to study the formation and distribution of surface sediments. In the present study a sediment transport model coupled with a hydrodynamic model and a wave model have been applied to the region of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia. Port Phillip Bay houses the largest container port in Australia, the Port of Melbourne. As a result it becomes increasingly important to understand and model or predict the behaviour of sediment in coastal areas and the Bay. The study couples a hydrodynamic model and a wave model with a sediment transport model in order to model suspended particulate matter at the surface.

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Andrew Clayton

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Thesis (PhD)


Copyright © 2018 Anne Belski.

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Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne University of Technology, 2018.