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In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: the Journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group. John Wiley/Wiley: Chichester, Sussex; New York. ISSN 0197-9337, more
Extensive recording of currents, collection of water samples and routine meteorological and tide records provide a base for this study of the dynamics of Australia's largest river, the Murray, during one of its rare floods in 1974. The results suggest that the Coorong. a narrow lagoon extending from the river mouth to the Southeast, at right angles to prevailing winds, was formed as a flood escape mechanism. Geological evidence displays the existence of similar geometries formed in the past in an area which at one time was a deep gulf of the Southern Ocean extending into Australia. The same mechanism may have been at work elsewhere in the world.