Flushing Time

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Definition of Flushing time:
A measure of the turnover time for fresh water in an estuary.[1]
This is the common definition for Flushing time, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See: Seawater intrusion and mixing in estuaries


  1. Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). A Dictonary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 361pp.