Definition of Residence time:
(1) The length of time that a substance remains in an organism or tissue, or in a particular compartment of an ecosystem.
(2) The time it takes for a waterparcel entering a coastal basin (estuary, lagoon) to leave through the sea outlet.
This is the common definition for Residence time, other definitions can be discussed in the article
See: Seawater intrusion and mixing in estuaries
- ↑ Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). A Dictonary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd Ed), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 361pp.
- ↑ Dronkers J. and Zimmerman J.T.F. (1982). Some principles of mixing in tidal lagoons. Oceanologica Acta. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Coastal Lagoons 107-117.