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  • Analysis of the optimal deployment location for tidal energy converters in the mesotidal Ria de Vigo (NW Spain) 

    Mestres Ridge, Marc; Griño Colom, Maria; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, César (2016-11)
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    The potential power output expected from the installation of a tidal farm near the mesotidal Ria de Vigo (NW Spain) is assessed using two different tidal stream energy converters (TEC). For this, the results of a previous ...
  • A physical-based statistical method for modeling ocean wave heights 

    Casas Prat, Mercè; Wang, Xiaolan L; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2013-10-30)
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    This study proposes a computationally inexpensive statistical method for modeling ocean wave heights, focusing particularly on modeling wave heights in near-shore areas. A multiple linear regression is used to predict ...
  • 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 ...
  • Assessment of the intra-annual and inter-annual variability of the wave energy resource in the Bay of Biscay (France) 

    Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; White, Adam; Mösso Aranda, César; Mestres Ridge, Marc (2017-12)
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    In this paper, the wave energy potential in the western coast of France is assessed, analyzing 58 years of data from numerical models at 10 points located between latitudes 43º30'N and 47ºN. The study focuses on the temporal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Comportamiento del nitrógeno y fósforo en el estuario y en la pluma del río Ebro 

    Romero, I.; Falco, S.; Río, J.G. del; Rodilla, Miguel; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Pérez, M.C.; Mösso Aranda, César (Fundación para el Fomento de la Ingeniería del Agua, 2007)
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    La desembocadura del río Ebro es un estuario estratificado que cuando desemboca en el mar Mediterráneo forma una pluma cuya distribución está controlada fundamentalmente por la descarga del río y los vientos locales. Para ...
  • Composite modelling of interactions between beaches and structures 

    Gerritsen, Herman; Sutherland, James; Deigaard, Rolf; Sumer, Multlu; Fortes, C.J.E.M.; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Schmidtke, Ulrike (2011-12)
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    An overview of Composite Modelling (CM) is presented, as elaborated in the EU/HYDRALAB joint research project Composite Modelling of the Interactions Between Beaches and Structures. An introduction and a review of the main ...
  • Desarrollo de una herramienta operacional de control de la calidad del agua en zonas portuarias mediante simulación numérica y observaciones 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; García Sotillo, Marcos; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique; Romo, Javier; Solé, Xavier; Basora, Joan; Hernáez, Mario; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Jordà Sánchez, Gabriel (2008-06)
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    El trabajo que se presenta se desarrolló dentro de un Convenio de Colaboración entre Puertos del Estado, las AAPP de Barcelona, Tarragona y Bilbao y el Laboratorio de Ingeniería Marítima de la UPC (LIM/UPC) y es la base ...
  • Estudio hidrodinámico de la zona costera mediante el análisis digital de imágenes 

    Díez, M.; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Mösso Aranda, César; Bezerra, M. O. (Fundación para el Fomento de la Ingeniería del Agua, 1999-09)
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    En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de la metodología necesaria para cuantificar parámetros hidrodinámicos mediante el tratamiento digital de imágenes de vídeo y su aplicación a los tests filmados en distintas campañas ...
  • Future scenario simulations of wave climate in the NW Mediterranean sea 

    Casas Prat, Mercè; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2011-05-11)
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    In this study, 20-year wave climate simulations (1991-2010 and 2081-2100) were performed and analysed in the NW Mediterranean with a fine resolution of 1/8º. The forcing wind was obtained from the ENSEMBLES project, including ...
  • Future wave-driven coastal sediment transport along the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean) 

    Casas Prat, Mercè; McInnes, Kathleen; Hemer, Mark A.; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2016-08)
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    In the context of climate change, this study evaluates the impact on the long-shore and cross-shore sediment transport (LST and CST) along the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean Sea) derived from climate projections obtained ...
  • Green measures for Mediterranean harbours under a changing climate 

    Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2017-06)
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    Harbour operability may be hampered by climate change. Green solutions can be used to provide extra flexibility with respect to present grey infrastructure to adapt to, and mitigate, such functional disruptions with ...
  • Impact of climate change on wave energy resource: the case of Menorca (Spain) 

    Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Casas Prat, Mercè; Campins, E (2017-02)
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    The aim of this paper was to analyse how changes in wave patterns, due to the effect of climate change, can affect wave energy power and yield around Menorca (NW Mediterranean Sea). The present and future wave energy ...
  • Impacts on wave-driven harbour agitation due to climate change in Catalan ports 

    Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Casas Prat, Mercè; Moesso, C; Virgili, Marc; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2015)
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    The objective of the present work is to analyse how changes in wave patterns due to the effect of climate change can affect harbour agitation (oscillations within the port due to wind waves). The study focuses on 13 harbours ...
  • Investigació + enginyeria per a una zona costanera més sostenible 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, César; Gironella Cobos, Xavier (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins Canals i Ports de Barcelona, 2011-11-16)
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    Aquest article presenta tres projectes que han contribuït a desenvolupar noves eines per a millorar el projecte d’estructures i actuacions d’enginyeria civil a la zona costanera. L’objectiu és plantejar com es poden fer ...
  • Medición de parámetros fisicos, biológicos y químicos en el tramo estuarino del río Ebro 

    Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; González del Río Rams, Julio; Flos Bassols, Jordi; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Movellán Mendoza, Enrique; Rodilla, Miguel; Mösso Aranda, César; Martínez, R.; Falcó, S.; Romero, I.; Velasco, M. J. (Fundación para el Fomento de la Ingeniería del Agua, 2001-12)
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    En este artículo se describen las campañas de campo CYTMAR I y II realizadas en la primavera y el verano de 1997, con el fin de estudiar los procesos y los flujos físicos, biológicos y químicos en la zona del Delta del ...
  • Meteo-oceanographic simulations and observations to assess the potential of offshore wind farm in a NW Mediterranean shelf 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; González Marco, Daniel; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim; Palomares, Ana; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Schuon, Frieder; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallarès López, Elena; Jiménez, Pedro Angel; Navarro, Jorge (Coastal Education Research Foundation (CERF), Coastal Processes Research Group, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, 2013)
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    Renewable marine energy is important in squeezed Mediterranean coastal zones. Wind turbines deployed over the narrow Catalan continental shelf require accurate wind/wave/current fields for a reliable design, operation and ...
  • Modeling the benthic loading of particulate wastes from a gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) farm during a complete rearing cycle 

    Mestres Ridge, Marc; Chaperón, Wilson; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2016-09)
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    The relationship between aquaculture activities and water quality plays an important role in determining the volume and quality of production as well as the impact of aquaculture on the aquatic environment. The natural ...
  • Modelling assessment of the tidal stream resource in the Ria of Ferrol (NW Spain) using a year-long simulation 

    Mestres Ridge, Marc; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Espino Infantes, Manuel (Elsevier, 2019-02)
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    The availability of tidal stream energy in the Ría of Ferrol (NW Spain) has been assessed using a long term hydrodynamic simulation (351 days). A priori, a strait in the central part of the estuary seems a promising site ...