The physical setting

Rochford, DJ 1974 , 'The physical setting' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. Resour , pp. 15-27 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.108.1.15.

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The summer and winter temperatures, phosphates, dynamic heights and water masses, of Tasmanian surface waters have been charted. Differences in the characteristics of coastal and offshore waters and of the contribution of upwelling, convective overturn and cyclonic eddies to the surface phosphate concentrations are examined. It is concluded that limited entry of surface sub-Antarctic waters, in combination with a prevalence of sub-tropical waters, maintains nutrient concentrations in Tasmanian surface waters at levels only marginally richer than Australian ocean waters in general.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rochford, DJ
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.108.1.15
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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