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  • Absorption of water waves in a two-dimensional numerical flume 

    Castro Alves Oliveira, Tiago; Celigueta Jordana, Miguel Ángel; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2009)
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    In this work the absorption of water waves in a numerical wave flume is discussed in terms of performance and robustness. A general formulation for the analysis of fluidstructure interaction problems using the Particle ...
  • A ferrofluid-based sensor to measure bottom shear stresses under currents and waves 

    Musumerci, Rosaria; Marletta, Vincenzo; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Foti, Enrico (2018-02)
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    The measurement of the near-bottom flow characteristics is crucial to correctly understand coastal processes. To overcome some of the limits of present state-of-the-art measuring instruments, we propose a novel approach ...
  • A multivariate model of NW Mediterranean extreme events at present and future climate: hydrodynamics, energy and duration 

    Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), 2015)
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    A statistical model of the future wave-extreme-climate under the RCP8.5 Climatic-Change scenario was required. Some variables of interest are energy, unitary energy, peak wave-period, duration, wave direction and growth-decay ...
  • A multivariate statistical model of extreme events: an application to the Catalan coast 

    Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2016-11)
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    Wave extreme events can be understood as the combination of Storm-intensity, Directionality and Intra-time distribution. However, the dependence structure among these factors is still unclear. A methodology has been developed ...
  • Análisis y previsión de fenómenos naturales peligrosos 

    Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Egozcue Rubí, Juan José; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins Canals i Ports de Barcelona, 2011-11-16)
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    La toma de decisiones referentes al diseño o en sistemas de alerta requieren el estudio de las acciones externas (frecuentemente meteorológicas), la descripción probabilista del sistema (vulnerabilidad, susceptibilidad) ...
  • Analysis of current intensification in the NorthWest Mediterranean Shelf 

    Mestres Ridge, Marc; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2016-02)
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    Flow intensification episodes lasting more than 12 h are observed occasionally at different locations along the Northwestern Mediterranean coast. In the last years, these pulses have hindered ship operations outside the ...
  • Analysis of the influence of river discharge and wind on the Ebro turbid plume using MODIS-Aqua and MODIS-Terra data 

    Fernandez Novoa, D; Mendes, R; De Castro, M; Dias, J. M; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gomez Gesteira, Moncho (2015-02)
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    The turbid plume formed at many river mouths influences the adjacent coastal area because it transports sediments, nutrients, and pollutants.; The effects of the main forcings affecting the Ebro turbid plume were analyzed ...
  • An analysis of nearshore profile and bar development under large scale erosive and accretive waves 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván (2018-04)
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    Typical morphodynamic laboratory tests have been carried out at small scales and without sufficient coverage or resolution. These limitations, applying particularly to accretive tests, have obstructed reliable observations ...
  • A new era of coastal services 

    Carniel, Sandro; Bonaldo, Davide; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2018-01)
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    The increasing quality and quantity of information provided by Copernicus (the European Union Programme funneling Earth Observation and in situ data into a broad set of information services) offer the possibility to analyse ...
  • A new generation of early warning systems for coastal risk: the iCoast project 

    Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gault, Jeremy; Oller, Pere; Fernández, Juan; Sairouni, Abdel; Cristofori, Elena; Toldrà, Ramón (2014)
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    A new coastal early warning system CEWS called iCoast for the NW Mediterranean Sea is under development. It is composed of three numerical modules: meteorological, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic. The CEWS is designed for ...
  • A review of potential physical impacts on harbours in the Mediterranean Sea under climate change 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Brown, Sally; Casas-Prat, Mercè; Nicholls, Robert J.; Lionello, Piero; Conte, Dario (2016-12)
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    The potential impact of climate change on port operations and infrastructures has received much less attention than the corresponding impact for beach systems. However, ports have always been vulnerable to weather extremes ...
  • Assessment of green measures as coastal defences using numerical models 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2017)
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    Climate change may reduce the performance and design life of “grey” coastal engineering interventions. Green solutions can be combined with present infrastructures providing extra flexibility to adapt our present beaches ...
  • Breaching of a barrier beach under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations 

    Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Coastal Education Research Foundation (CERF), Coastal Processes Research Group, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, 2013)
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    A study of three breaching episodes of the Trabucador barrier beach (Spanish Mediterranean coast) is presented. The analysis is done from a modeling perspective using XBEACH and SWAN. The morphodynamic model (XBEACH) has ...
  • Characterization of bottom sediment resuspension events observed in a micro-tidal bay 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Guillén Aranda, Jorge; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Boye Hansen, Lars; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2019-03)
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    In this study we investigate the variability in near-bottom turbidity in Alfacs Bay (in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea). The bay is characterized by a micro-tidal environment and seiching activity that may lead to flow ...
  • Checking model-data weather hazard occurrence fit in the context of climate change 

    Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel; Egozcue Rubí, Juan José; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2011)
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    In climate change impact studies it is common to run a given response model (from ecosystem changes to wavestorm or landslide occurrence) nested into one of the available long-term Global or Regional Circulation Models ...
  • Classifying wave forecasts with model-based geostatistics and the Aitchison distribution 

    Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Egozcue Rubí, Juan José; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gómez Aguar, Jesús Javier (2010)
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  • Climate change in a Point-Over-Threshold model: an example on ocean-wave-storm hazard in NE Spain 

    Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel; Egozcue Rubí, Juan José; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2010-09-27)
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    A reparametrization of the Generalized Pareto Distribution is here proposed. It is suitable to parsimoniously check trend assumptions within a Point-Over-Threshold model of hazardous events. This is based on considerations ...
  • Coastal sustainability for uncertain futures: a Spanish Mediterranean case from the RISES-AM- project 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Mösso Aranda, César; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia (2015)
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    This document presents the impacts of future climatic conditions as a function of coastal typology. The impact assessment is carried out at decadal and storm scales showing how such a combination produces the worst levels ...
  • Comparison between nested grids and unstructured grids for a high-resolution wave forecasting system in the western Mediterranean sea 

    Pallarès López, Elena; López Marco, Jaime; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2017-01)
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    Traditionally wave modelling uses a downscaling process by means of successive nested grids to obtain high-resolution wave fields near the coast. This supposes an uncertain error due to internal boundary conditions and a ...
  • Cruise passenger impacts on mobility within a port area: case of the Port of Barcelona 

    Ros Chaos, Sergio; Pino Roca, D; Saurí Marchán, Sergi; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2018-03)
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    Cruise tourism has grown rapidly worldwide over the past 30 years. This increase in cruise passengers has brought a set of economic, socio-cultural, and environmental impacts. In a port context, it is reflected in mobility ...