School of Civil Engineering

Mechanism of Salt Accumulation and Dissolution in Estuarine Marshes

Interfacing both land and ocean, estuarine marshes are considered as the kidneys of the earth due to their key functions of carbon sequestration and contaminant remediation from both ends. Salt, as the key solute in estuarine marshes, dictates the marsh vegetation health and hence BioEco functionality of the coastal systems. However, the dynamics of salt in soils remain poorly understood, especially salt dissolution and accumulation due to evaporation and infiltration in these nearshore environments. This research, combined with laboratory experiments, analytical modelling and numerical simulation, aims to investigate the individual and combined effects of tide, evaporation and rainfall to the salt dynamics in estuarine marsh environment.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, 20 November 2019


Room 421
General Purpose South (78)