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dc.contributor.authorFernandez Novoa, D
dc.contributor.authorMendes, R
dc.contributor.authorDe Castro, M
dc.contributor.authorDias, J. M
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín
dc.contributor.authorGomez Gesteira, Moncho
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica, Marítima i Ambiental
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-08T12:52:14Z
dc.date.created2015-02
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationFernandez, D. [et al.]. Analysis of the influence of river discharge and wind on the Ebro turbid plume using MODIS-Aqua and MODIS-Terra data. "Journal of marine systems", Febrer 2015, vol. 142, p. 40-46.
dc.identifier.issn0924-7963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/27170
dc.description.abstractThe 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 using data obtained from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor onboard the Aqua and Terra satellites over the period 2003-2011. Composite images were obtained for days under certain river discharge conditions (different flow regimes) and different types of wind (alongshore and cross-shore winds) in order to obtain a representative plume pattern for each situation.; River discharge was the main driver of the Ebro River plume, followed by wind as the secondary force and regional oceanic circulation as the third one. Turbid plume extension increased monotonically with increased river discharge. Under high river discharge conditions (>355 m(3) s(-1)), wind distributed the plume in the dominant wind direction. Seaward winds (mistral) produced the largest extension of the plume (1893 km(2)), whereas southern alongshore winds produced the smallest one (1325 km(2)). Northern alongshore winds induced the highest mean turbid value of the plume, and southern alongshore winds induced the lowest one. Regardless of the wind condition, more than 70% of the plume extension was located south of the river mouth influenced by the regional oceanic circulation.
dc.format.extent7 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geologia::Hidrologia
dc.subject.lcshEbro River Delta (Spain)
dc.subject.lcshTurbidity--Measurement
dc.subject.otherEbro River plume
dc.subject.otherMODIS
dc.subject.otherTurbidity
dc.subject.otherRiver discharge
dc.subject.otherWind effect
dc.subject.otherRegional oceanic circulation
dc.subject.otherSTORMWATER RUNOFF PLUMES
dc.subject.otherOCEAN COLOR
dc.subject.otherSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
dc.subject.otherBUOYANT PLUME
dc.subject.otherESTUARY
dc.subject.otherCIRCULATION
dc.subject.otherIMAGERY
dc.subject.otherDAMS
dc.subject.otherFLOW
dc.subject.otherSEA
dc.titleAnalysis of the influence of river discharge and wind on the Ebro turbid plume using MODIS-Aqua and MODIS-Terra data
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacEbre (Riu)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LIM/UPC - Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.09.009
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924796314002292
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac15432702
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorFernandez, D.; Mendes, R.; De Castro, M.; Dias, J.; Sanchez-arcilla, A.; Gomez, M.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of marine systems
local.citation.volume142
local.citation.startingPage40
local.citation.endingPage46


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