Webinar NT - Tropical Limnology and Water Quality

Webinar NT - Tropical Limnology and Water Quality
Limnology in Australia’s monsoonal tropics. This webinar demonstrates the seasonal variability of lakes and reservoirs in the ‘Top End’ of Australia. Seasonal water quality changes in Darwin’s water supply reservoirs are described along with frequent extreme physical forcing events such as cyclones and powerful convective storms.

Kevin Boland has studies tropical lakes and reservoirs for more than four decades. He will show us how unpredictable storms and cyclones that occur in the ‘wet’ season generate enormous forces that drive mixing and turbulence in Darwin’s water supply reservoirs. This mixing causes rapid changes in water quality that may affect consumers and cause problems for water supply managers. The webinar provides explanations of the primary physics of forces and their interaction with water column stability. Periods of calm will be shown to ‘stabilise’ the water column of the reservoirs but influence differing water quality changes in each; even though they are mere kilometres apart. We will learn how varying seasonal physics drives the behaviour of Australia’s monsoonal lakes.

Thursday 30 July 2020
12pm - 1pm AEST via ZOOM

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A Zoom Webinar link will be sent to all registered attendees in the AM of the 30th July

For more information, please contact Christy Jones - State Manager, Northern Territory at cjones@awa.asn.au 

30/07/2020 12:00 PM - 30/07/2020 1:00 PM

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