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Arafura swamp water resources study



Arafura swamp water resources study


Williams, D.; Chudleigh, I.; Jolly, P.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 45/2003




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21 The estuary can be broken up into two stages, the funnel entrance, which is around 10km long, and the windy or sinuous part with a length of 25km. Other features of the estuary are detailed in the Figures 19 to 21. Figure 19 shows the narrowing of the channel as the estuary moves upstream. There is an upward deviation of the curve at around 16km from the mouth. This deviation signals the end of the funnel section of the estuary and the beginning of the meandering section. It may also indicate a possible change in geology as it also correlates to one of the shallow cross sections. distance v bank full width y = 250.63e-5E-05x R2 = 0.9095 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 cumulative dist ba nk fu ll w id th width Expon. (width) Figure 19: Distance from mouth of Glyde River (cumulative distance in metres) versus width (metres) when main channel is full of water area vs distance y = 1501.2e-6E-05x R2 = 0.9376 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 cumulative distance (m) ar ea (m 2) area Expon. (area) Figure 20: Distance from mouth of Glyde River versus cross sectional area of main channel

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