Citation

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Hughes, M., 2013. The integrated Shields parameter exceeding 0.25 divided by the integrated total Shields parameter. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

This data represents the integrated Shields (Shields, 1936) parameter exceeding 0.25 divided by the integrated total Shields parameter. The Shields parameter (non-dimensional bed shear stress) value of 0.25 is assumed to be the threshold for creating disturbed patches. This value is several times larger than that required to initiate traction bedload transport (~0.05) and falls in the middle of the ripple and dune bedform stability field. It represents conditions when the seabed is highly mobile and where patches of disturbed habitat are likely to be created. Shields, A. 1936. Application of similarity principles and turbulence research to bed-load movement. Mitteilunger der Preussischen Versuchsanstalt f¨ur Wasserbau und Schiffbau 26: 5-24
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -7.0 East bound 156.0 West bound 110.0 South bound -44.0
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dataset - Marine Data

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2013

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

oceans

Keywords

Marine Data
oceanography
marine
seabed
Marine Geoscience

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-7.0
East bound
156.0
West bound
110.0
South bound
-44.0

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Geoscience Australia's GEOMACS (Geological and Oceanographic Model of Australia's Continental Shelf) model was utilised to produce hindcast hourly time series of continental shelf (~20 - 300 m depth) bed shear stress on a 0.1 degree grid covering the period March 1997 to February 2008 (inclusive). The hindcast data represents the combined contribution to the bed shear stress by waves, tides, wind and density-driven circulation. The Shields parameter was obtained from the GEOMACS model. The dataset was calculated using Equation 5.2 in Hughes et al. (2010). Please refer to Hughes et al. (2010) for further details. Hughes, M.G., Harris, P.T., Brooke, B.P., 2010. Seabed exposure and ecological disturbance on Australia's continental shelf: Potential surrogates for marine biodiversity. Geoscience Australia Record 2010/43, 77pp.

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2013-08-14

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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