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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4031–4042, 2016
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4031–4042, 2016
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Predicting the salt water intrusion in the Shatt al-Arab estuary using an analytical approach

Ali D. Abdullah et al.

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A comprehensive and detailed data set of the salinity distribution over an entire year in a complex and dynamic (because heavily utilized and modified) deltaic river system was thoroughly analysed, and formed the basis for a validated analytical model that can predict the extent of seawater among other salinity sources in an estuary. The procedure can be applied to other estuaries.