Process models

Science models of 5 key estuarine processes have been developed for a generalised Australian estuary. These models show how hydrological processes, sediment trapping and stabilisation, physical habitat, food webs and nutrient cycling work within an estuary and link to adjoining terrestrial and marine systems. More detailed information on these processes (excluding food webs), specific to a particular geomorphic estuarine types, can be found within the geomorphic models pages.