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Advances in real-time satellite monitoring of flow in rivers and estuaries

Project Member(s): Saha, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2017

Summary: One of the key challenges for Australia lies in monitoring and managing rivers and estuaries effectively over large geographical areas. Traditionally, instrumentation at stationary points has been used for such monitoring, with the simplifying assumption that a single point adequately represents a very large region of water. This project will develop a novel moving (Lagrangian) drifter system Real-Time Flow Logging of Water (RT-FLOW) which takes flow and water quality measurements along the pathlines of the drifters over large regions of the waterway. The RT-FLOW system will directly enable stakeholders to better manage issues including storm surge, erosion, impacts of dredging and provide improved validation of hydrodynamic models.

FOR Codes: Turbulent Flows, Environmental Engineering Modelling, Navigation and Position Fixing, Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified, Coastal and Estuarine Water Management, Expanding Knowledge in Engineering, Turbulent flows , Navigation and position fixing , Air pollution modelling and control, Other environmental management not elsewhere classified, Coastal and estuarine systems and management not elsewhere classified