Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Discovering How River Water Is Mixed Into The Sea Can Assist In Mapping Climate Change

Date:
September 27, 2006
Source:
University Of Wales, Bangor
Summary:
A study of the freshwater that flows into Liverpool Bay from the region's two main rivers is to help scientists piece together another part of the climate change 'map'. Scientist from the University of Wales, Bangor and Proudman Oceanographic Labs., Liverpool will be looking at how freshwater from the Mersey and Dee rivers mixes with the sea water in Liverpool Bay.

A study of the freshwater that flows into Liverpool Bay from the region's two main rivers is to help scientists piece together another part of the climate change 'map'.

Scientist from the University of Wales, Bangor and Proudman Oceanographic Labs, Liverpool will be looking at how freshwater from the Mersey and Dee rivers mixes with the sea water in Liverpool Bay.

The research is funded by a 300K research grant by the Natural Environmental Research Council. The scientists will use data collected by state-of-the-art scientific instruments to test complex numerical models of the water circulation in Liverpool Bay.

Group leader Dr Tom Rippeth, University of Wales Bangor said:

"The boundary between estuaries and the sea provides an important interface across which river borne freshwater, pollutants and sediment must cross. The fate of, freshwater, nutrients and pollutants have important effects on the health of the coastal seas.

"We know these interfaces are particularly sensitive to the consequences of climate change such as increasing sea level height, changing rainfall patterns and increased storm activity. These will affect the processes responsible for mixing freshwater and seawater in areas like Liverpool Bay. The new project will improve our understanding of these processes enabling more accurate predictions of the consequences of climate change.

The research will include monthly surveys of the area by the University of Wales, Bangor ship, the Prince Madog, and measurements of the surface current patterns made using the radar mast array at Llandulas near Colwyn Bay.

The measurements will be fed into a model which will give a more accurate picture of how things will change Liverpool Bay and in other similar coastal areas across the globe.

The work begins this October and will continue for three years.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University Of Wales, Bangor. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

University Of Wales, Bangor. "Discovering How River Water Is Mixed Into The Sea Can Assist In Mapping Climate Change." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 September 2006. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060926183724.htm>.
University Of Wales, Bangor. (2006, September 27). Discovering How River Water Is Mixed Into The Sea Can Assist In Mapping Climate Change. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060926183724.htm
University Of Wales, Bangor. "Discovering How River Water Is Mixed Into The Sea Can Assist In Mapping Climate Change." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060926183724.htm (accessed July 23, 2014).

Share This




More Earth & Climate News

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Observation Boat to Protect Cetaceans During Ship Transfer

Observation Boat to Protect Cetaceans During Ship Transfer

AFP (July 22, 2014) As part of the 14-ship convoy that will accompany the Costa Concordia from the port of Giglio to the port of Genoa, there will be a boat carrying experts to look out for dolphins and whales from crossing the path of the Concordia. Duration: 01:02 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts

New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts

AP (July 21, 2014) New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort for cigarette butts. The city is rolling out dozens of containers for smokers to use when they discard their butts. (July 21) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Shark Sightings a Big Catch for Cape Tourism

Shark Sightings a Big Catch for Cape Tourism

AP (July 21, 2014) A rise in shark sightings along the shores of Chatham, Massachusetts is driving a surge of eager vacationers to the beach town looking to catch a glimpse of a great white. (July 21) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Spectacular Lightning Storm Hits London

Spectacular Lightning Storm Hits London

AFP (July 19, 2014) A spectaCular lightning storm struck the UK overnight Friday. Images of lightning strikes over the Shard and Tower Bridge in central London. Duration: 00:23 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins