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Assessing catchment-wide mining-related impacts on sediment movement in the Swift Creek catchment, Northern Territory, Australia, using GIS and landform-evolution modelling techniques

Boggs, Guy S., Evans, Ken G., Devonport, Christopher, Moliere, D. R. and Saynor, M. J. (2000). Assessing catchment-wide mining-related impacts on sediment movement in the Swift Creek catchment, Northern Territory, Australia, using GIS and landform-evolution modelling techniques. Journal of Environmental Management,59(4):321-334.

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Title Assessing catchment-wide mining-related impacts on sediment movement in the Swift Creek catchment, Northern Territory, Australia, using GIS and landform-evolution modelling techniques
Author Boggs, Guy S.
Evans, Ken G.
Devonport, Christopher
Moliere, D. R.
Saynor, M. J.
Journal Name Journal of Environmental Management
Publication Date 2000
Volume Number 59
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0301-4797   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0034950166
Start Page 321
End Page 334
Total Pages 14
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Abstract The Swift Creek catchment, the first catchment to be affected should any impact occur as a result of mining of the Jabiluka uranium ore deposit, is located partly within the World Heritage Kakadu National Park (KNP), and partly within the Jabiluka Mineral Lease (JML) that has been excised from KNP. Preliminary linking of a landform evolution model with a Geographic Information System (GIS) has been completed and tested on a catchment-wide basis for long-term total catchment management. This project represents the first attempt to apply the model on a catchment-wide basis in the region. Linking the model with a GIS enhances the modelling process, as the GIS assists in the derivation, storage, manipulation, processing and visualisation of geo-referenced data on a catchment-wide scale. This preliminary assessment of landform evolution in the Swift Creek catchment demonstrates the complex process associated with the parameterisation of the SIBERIA model, and illustrates the benefits of integrating GIS with landform evolution modelling techniques. Additional research is required to develop a more integrated GIS and landform evolution modelling approach to assessing the possible impacts of mining on catchment sedimentary and hydrological processes.
Keywords GIS
Hydrology model
Impact assessment
Mining
Northern Australia
SIBERIA landform evolution model
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jema.2000.0371   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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