A long term chloride balance model was coupled to a water balance model developed for small experimental catchments in south-west Australia. The chloride balance model was designed as a simple, robust, conceptually-based model of the basic assumed chloride fluxes and stores in forested and cleared catchments. The model has three inter-dependent storages representing the unsaturated zone, saturated zone and stream-zone. The model performed well in simulations carried out on Salmon and Wights catchments in the Collie River Basin, south-west Western Australia. When applied to Wights catchment the chloride transport model was able to predict the pre-clearing forested salinities and the increased salinities due to clearing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia|
|Issue number||91 pt 22|
|State||Published - 1991|
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