Numerical simulation of the dispersion of contaminants by a characteristic-based method with applications to the Ebro delta and the Huelva estuary
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In this paper we consider an explicit, characteristic-based method for the numerical simulation of the dispersion of contaminants in a fluid medium. A quasi-3D formulation is employed for the spatial approximation. Two real-life applications of the model developed are presented: the dispersion of the plume of the Ebro river and the thermal outflow of power plants in the Huelva estuary.