A coupled hydraulic-hydrologic modelling approach to deriving a water balance model for a complex floodplain wetland system

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dc.contributor.author Rayburg, SC
dc.contributor.author Thoms, M
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:46:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Hydrology Research, 2009, 40 (4), pp. 364 - 379
dc.identifier.issn 0029-1277
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8868
dc.description.abstract Wetlands, particularly those in semi-arid or arid environments, are hotspots of biological diversity and productivity. Water resource managers are therefore increasing their efforts to conserve wetlands from environmental degradation. To do this, they require a thorough understanding of the wetting and drying regimes of these wetlands, and how potential land use, climate change and water resource development might affect inundation patterns. Hydrologic models can help to enhance this understanding, and to predict and assess future impacts. However, for semi-arid environments, data to assist in model construction is scarce. This paper presents a new method for developing a water balance model for a semi-arid wetland, the Narran Lakes ecosystem in eastern Australia. This method combines hydraulic (improving our understanding of water movement through a wetland) and hydrologic (improving our predictive capability for inundation levels) models and satellite imagery (acting as calibration and validation data) to produce a predictive model of wetland inundation. We show that this coupled hydraulic-hydrologic model yields inundation patterns commensurate with those that actually occurred over more than 30 years. The model results indicate that current inundation levels are at historical lows, which is most likely associated with a naturally occurring drought and increasing water resource development upstream.
dc.publisher IWA Publishing
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.2166/nh.2009.110
dc.title A coupled hydraulic-hydrologic modelling approach to deriving a water balance model for a complex floodplain wetland system
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Hydrology Research
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 40
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 364 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 379 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0905 Civil Engineering
dc.personcode 105490
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000267568500002 en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000267568500002
dc.description.keywords MIKE21
dc.description.keywords Narran Lakes ecosystem
dc.description.keywords remote sensing
dc.description.keywords water resource management
dc.description.keywords wetland
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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