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Water properties in the Suva Lagoon, Fiji

Singh, Awnesh M. and Aung, Than H. (2009) Water properties in the Suva Lagoon, Fiji. [Book, Journal, Proceedings Edited]

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The salinity, temperature and turbidity in the lagoon are some important parameters for water quality which are continuously changing with the seasons and need to be studied because they are efficient indicators of variations in the lagoon and can transform the marine ecosystem. Results obtained showed that the salinity near the head of Laucala Bay during the wet-warm season was below 24.8 psu and was 33.7 psu during the drycool season. The temperature range for the Suva Lagoon during the wet-warm season was between 28.0–30.5 °C and between 24.5–25.5 °C during the dry-cool season. The turbidity in the lagoon was always above 3.0 FTU near the river mouths. The model salinity distribution compared well with the observed distribution from field data after the model was validated for salinity distribution.

Item Type: Book, Journal, Proceedings Edited
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Awnesh Singh
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 23:51
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 23:51

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