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|−|'''Time scales for pollution assessment''' can be considered using three commonly used methods: [[ Flushing Time| flushing time]], [[residence time]] and age. In this article the methodologies and tools to quantify each of these methods is explained as well as the applicability of each method. |+|
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|−|Transport time scales are useful tools to quantify the importance of hydrodynamic processes in the transport and fate of [[pollutant| pollutants]] in coastal and estuarine water systems. Indeed, the water quality of a system depends crucially on the retention of [[pollutant|pollutants]] within the system and its ability to flush them out. Transport time scales are often compared with the [[pollutant]] source time scales or biogeochemical processes to evaluate the relative importance of physical and water quality processes. < ref name="Monsen"> Monsen N.E., Cloern J.E. and Lucas L.V (2002). A comment on the use of flushing time, residence time, and age as transport time scales. '' Limnology and Oceanography'' , ' ''47'''(5) 1545-1553.</ref> < ref name=" Salomon"> Salomon J.C. and Pomepuy M. (1990). Mathematical modeling of bacterial contaminationof the Morlaix estuary (France). ''Water Research'' '''24(8)''' 983-994.</ ref> They are also used to understand population dynamics < ref name="Monsen"> Monsen N.E., Cloern J.E. and Lucas L.V (2002). A comment on the use of flushing time, residence time, and age as transport time scales. ''Limnology and Oceanography'', '''47'''(5) 1545- 1553.</ref> and to serve as indicators to classify and compare estuarine systems.<ref name="Jay:>Jay D. ( 1994) . ''Residence times, box models and shear fluxes in tidal channel flows, Changes in Fluxes in Estuaries'', Dyer and Orth (eds. ), 3-12, Olsen and Olsen, Fredensborg, Denmark.</ ref> |+|
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