Vertical distribution of Pahang River plume

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Abstract

Large rivers transported high amount of discharge towards the sea and induced the river plume formation. The contents of the plume consist of suspended solids, nutrients, pollutants and other particles. Productivity at estuary depends on the organic and nutrient contents from the river discharge. Due to many possible factors, the dispersal of the plume shows spatial variation horizontally and vertically. The monsoonal wind is a factor that effecting plume vertical profile pattern. This study determines the vertical distribution pattern of the plumeat Pahang River through field observation. Several water parameters were measured during cruises conducted at respective monsoon. Data collected includes depth, chlorophyll-a, salinity, temperature and suspended particulate matter. Depth at Pahang's offshore usually does not reached more than 15 m depth because of the shallow continental shelf at South China Sea. The plume has higher concentration at the mouth of the river which causes the area to be less saline and it decreases as the station furthers from the river. Chlorophyll-a is distributed mainly at the surface level where the area is warmer and received freshwater runoff. Suspended particulate matter shows downward distribution from the front of the estuary towards deep water column depth (10 m). Temperature pattern shows warmer surface layer with depth less than 5 m while deeper water column has lower temperature. Vertical profile pattern of Pahang River plume generally shows slight difference between each monsoon by referring to particular parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages549-555
Number of pages7
Volume1571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium - Selangor
Duration: 3 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

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Other2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium
CitySelangor
Period3/7/134/7/13

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rivers
plumes
estuaries
monsoons
deep water
nutrients
chlorophylls
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continental shelves
salinity
profiles
drainage
productivity
contaminants
China
surface layers
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temperature

Keywords

  • Chlorophyll-a
  • Salinity
  • Suspended particulate matter
  • Temperature
  • Vertical distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Taher, T. M., Lihan, T., & Ahmad Mustapha, M. (2013). Vertical distribution of Pahang River plume. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1571, pp. 549-555) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858712

Vertical distribution of Pahang River plume. / Taher, T. M.; Lihan, Tukimat; Ahmad Mustapha, Muzzneena.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. p. 549-555.

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Taher, TM, Lihan, T & Ahmad Mustapha, M 2013, Vertical distribution of Pahang River plume. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1571, pp. 549-555, 2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium, Selangor, 3/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858712
Taher TM, Lihan T, Ahmad Mustapha M. Vertical distribution of Pahang River plume. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571. 2013. p. 549-555 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858712
Taher, T. M. ; Lihan, Tukimat ; Ahmad Mustapha, Muzzneena. / Vertical distribution of Pahang River plume. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. pp. 549-555
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