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  • Numerical simulation of water mixing and renewals in the Barcelona harbour area: the winter season

     Galea, Anthony; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Roman, Federico; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Armenio, Vincenzo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Zammit Mangion, Louis
    Environmental fluid mechanics
    Vol. 14, num. 6, p. 1405-1425
    DOI: 10.1007/s10652-014-9351-6
    Date of publication: 2014-12
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    In the present paper, we use numerical simulation to investigate currents, mixing and water renewal in Barcelona harbour under typical conditions of wind forcing for the winter season. This site is of particular importance due to the interplay between touristic and commercial activities, requiring detailed and high-definition studies of water quality within the harbour. We use Large Eddy Simulation (LES) which directly resolves the anisotropic and energetic large scales of motion and parametrizes the small, dissipative, ones. Small-scale turbulence is modelled by the anisotropic Smagorinsky model (ASM) to be employed in presence of large cell anisotropy. The complexity of the harbour is modelled using a combination of curvilinear, structured, non-staggered grid and the immersed boundary method. Boundary conditions for wind and currents at the inlets of the port are obtained from in-situ measurements. Analysis of the numerical results is carried out based on both instantaneous and time-averaged velocity fields. First- and second-order statistics, such as turbulent kinetic energy and horizontal and vertical eddy viscosities, are calculated and their spatial distribution is discussed. The study shows the presence of intense current in the narrow and elongated part of the harbour together with sub-surface along-shore elongated rolling structures (with a time scale of a few hours), and they contribute to the vertical water mixing. Time-averaged velocity field reveals intense upwelling and downwelling zones along the walls of the harbour. The analysis of second-order statistics shows strong inhomogeneity of turbulent kinetic; [GRAPHICS]; .; energy and horizontal and vertical eddy viscosities in the horizontal plane, with larger values in the regions characterized by stronger currents. The water renewal within the port is quantified for particular sub-domain regions, showing that the complexity of the harbour is such that certain in-harbour basins have a water renewal of over five days, including the yacht marina area. The LES solution compares favourably with available current-meter data. The LES solution is also compared with a RANS solution obtained in literature for the same site under the same forcing conditions, the comparison demonstrating a large sensitivity of properties to model resolution and frictional parametrization.

  • Effect of measurement systems on impact loads on rigid structures

     Marzeddu, Andrea; Stagonas, Dimitris; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection
    p. 368-374
    Presentation's date: 2014-09-30
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  • The role of natural accretion mechanisms in deltaic sustainability. The case of the Ebre DeltaThe role of natural accretion mechanisms in deltaic sustainability: the case of the Ebre Delta

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Ibáñez, Carles; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Caiola, Nuno
    Deltas in Times of Climate Change II
    Presentation's date: 2014-09-25
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    Deltaic systems illustrate the complexity of coasts subject to marine and fluvial factors, resulting in highly dynamic domains that are suffering a deficit in sediment supply (regulation of the catchment basin, impounded coastal transport...). For the Ebre Delta (Spanish Mediterranean coast) the sediment flux arriving to the delta has been reduced by more than 90%, resulting in a deltaic system that is eroding horizontally and subsiding vertically at rates that produce significant land loss and episodic flooding. The present situation will get aggravated at decadal time-scale due to the expected acceleration in sea level rise because of climatic change, with relative sea level rise rates (regional component plus subsidence) well above the values for other non-deltaic coasts and an impact likely enhanced by changes in storm patterns. The result would be further coastal re-shaping and, therefore, enhanced vulnerability and a growing deficit in system sustainability. Our main research question is how to promote natural accretive processes that may compensate the above described deficits, so that the overall deltaic body becomes more resilient in the face of climatic change and increased development pressures. Our research results will allow quantifying how marine/riverine flooding can contribute sediment volumes that may offset in part the deficit presented above. We shall analyse the efficiency of vertical accretion due to marine and riverine flooding and vegetation trapping. It will be done for a highly erosive transect located at the apex of the Ebre Delta, that will serve to present an actual illustration, based on measurements and some flux calculations, of how natural mechanisms can contribute to the sustainability of this type of deltaic systems. The paper will present the balance between short-term ¿inconveniences¿ (local flooding) and mid-term benefits (higher sedimentary volumes). These benefits will become more apparent at longer time scales and under future extreme climate scenarios, a clear message to stakeholders who look for reduced vulnerability at the short time scale and forget about the deficits at larger scales. In the conclusions we shall discuss the social and economic benefits of a naturally-based enhanced resilience.

  • RISES-AM-: Experiences from the Barcelona and the Mediterranean coast

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Deltas in Times of Climate Change II
    Presentation's date: 2014-09-24
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  • Responses to coastal climate change: innovative strategies under an uncertain future

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Bucx, Tom; Hinkel, Jochen; Lasage, Ralph; Kappenberg, Jens; Nicholls, Robert J.
    Deltas in Times of Climate Change II
    Presentation's date: 2014-09-24
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    The RISES-AM- project deals with the projections of impacts for vulnerable coastal systems under climatic variations. Starting from global scenarios we shall use regional projections for sea level rise, waves and storm surges together with some consistent socio-economic pathways. The project will employ an advanced set of models to assess impacts, focussing on flooding and erosion for the physical component and on coastal land uses and population migration for the socio-economic component. The development of such impacts in time will allow introducing conventional and novel coastal interventions for adaptation. The error bars in drivers and responses will introduce a significant uncertainty level that must be explicitly considered when developing an adaptive pathway, if it is to be seriously considered by the corresponding policy and decision makers. Our main research question is whether the unavoidable limits in knowledge and accuracy may hinder decision making for vulnerable coastal zones that often require urgent choices even under present conditions. Our research results will explore the feasibility of using a risk-based approach to assess coastal vulnerability and to compare the present adaptation deficit with that expected under future scenarios, particularly the high-end ones. The assessment will combine the long term (averaged) evolution with the occurrence of extreme (storm) events and their corresponding uncertainties, incorporating both of them into the analysis. The obtained adaptation pathways will address the effectiveness of novel (flexible) coastal engineering interventions, aiming to establish their performance under present and future conditions. This will be done for a number of case studies at local, regional and global scales and covering the defend/retreat/accommodate set of options so that the derived assessments contribute at various scales to climate change adaptation over time. These results are considered to be relevant (societal implications) for the climate community, the coastal community and also for those involved in decisions related to the sustainability of the coast. This applies to present conditions (e.g. of coastal authorities deciding on coastal works) and to future conditions (land planning) and climate agreements.

  • Wave growth and forecasting in variable, semi-enclosed domains

     Alomar, Marta; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Bolaños, Rodolfo; Sairouni, Abdelmalik
    Continental shelf research
    Vol. 87, p. 28-40
    DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.05.008
    Date of publication: 2014-09
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    The accuracy of wave models in semi-enclosed-basins and orography-controlled wind conditions, especially during fetch-limited storm events, is known to be limited. Wind wave forecasting in the NW Mediterranean Sea is particularly demanding due to the characteristic sharp gradients of the wind and wave conditions. In this work we focus on the commonly observed underestimation of wave parameters even when the wind field is ¿correct¿ or overestimated. This is a small step to analyse such a discrepancy, where wind overestimation has been commonly used to get the ¿right¿ wave predictions for the ¿wrong¿ reason. Here we selected a suitable combination of nested meteorological and wave models to focus on the physics (in parameterized terms) of meso-scale wave generation in restricted domains. First, to better capture the typical sharp gradients in wind and wave fields under those conditions, the spatial resolution of the atmospheric model was progressively increased during a characteristic storm event from 18 km to 4 km; the corresponding frequency of the wind input was increased from 6 to 1 h. Second, the calculated rate of wave growth in the numerical model (i.e. the balance between the input term and the whitecapping dissipation) was analysed and tuned to match the observed local rate of wave growth. The rate of non-dimensional growth in the region of study, which was calculated using measurements along the fetch, turned out to be faster than simulated with the initial model settings and faster than reported in previous studies. Adjusting the wave growth rate in the model to the observations improved the estimated wave height by about 18% and the wave period by about 4%. Decreasing the grid size of the numerical models from 12 km to 4 km improved the timing of the wave peaks but not the maximum values of the storm. Increasing the frequency of the wind input (from 6 to 3 h) improved the estimation of the maximum wave height values (peaks) of the storm by about 13%. Summarizing, the results of this work showed that using high resolution and physically adjusted parameterizations in complex regions with strong wind and wave gradients such as the study area, it is possible to significantly reduce the under-estimation of wave parameters and to locally improve wave growth forecasting.

  • Wave energy balance in wave models (SWAN) for semi-enclosed domains: application to the Catalan coast

     Pallares Lopez, Elena; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Espino Infantes, Manel
    Continental shelf research
    Vol. 87, p. 41-53
    DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.03.008
    Date of publication: 2014-09
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    This study has been motivated by the limited accuracy of wave models under short-duration, fetch-limited conditions. This applies particularly to the wave period, in semi-enclosed domains with highly variable wind patterns as along the Catalan coast. The wave model SWAN version 40.91A is used here in three nested grids covering all the North-western Mediterranean Sea with a grid resolution from 9 to 1 km, forced with high resolution wind patterns from BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) for two study periods, the winter 2010 and the spring 2011. The results are validated in eight locations with different types of instrumentations. In order to improve the results, a modification of the whitecapping term parameters is performed. Also the appropriate frequency integral range used to calculate the integral wave parameters is tested to be sure to compare the simulation results and the measurements for the same frequency interval. The results obtained show a clear improvement of the mean wave period and the peak period for the study area, decreasing considerably the negative bias observed previously, while almost no change is observed in wave height due to the proposed modifications. These results can be generalized to the Spanish Mediterranean coast and may be applicable to study areas with similar characteristics as the ones presented here: semi-enclosed domains with fetch-limited conditions and young sea waves.

  • Oceanography at coastal scales: introduction to the special issue on results from the EU FP7 FIELD_AC project

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Wolf, Judith; Monbaliu, Jaak
    Continental shelf research
    Vol. 87, p. 1-6
    DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.01.023
    Date of publication: 2014-09
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    The high-resolution and coupled forecasting of wind, waves and currents, in restricted coastal domains, offer a number of important challenges; these limit the quality of predictions, in the present state-of-theart. This paper presents the main results obtained for such coastal domains, with reference to a variety of modelling suites and observing networks for: a) Liverpool Bay; b) German Bight; c) Gulf of Venice; and d) the Catalan coast. All of these areas are restricted domains, where boundary effects play a significant role in the resulting inner dynamics. This contribution addresses also the themes of the other papers in this Special Issue, ranging from observations to simulations. Emphasis is placed upon the physics controlling such restricted areas. The text deals also with the transfer to end-users and other interested parties, since the requirements on resolution, accuracy and robustness must be linked to their applications. Finally, some remarks are included on the way forward for coastal oceanography and the synergetic combination of in-situ and remote measurements, with high-resolution 3D simulations.

  • Shifting perspectives on coastal impacts and adaptation

     Brown, Sally; Nicholls, Robert J.; Hanson, Susan; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Nature Climate Change
    Vol. 4, p. 752-755
    DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2344
    Date of publication: 2014-09
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    With the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change¿s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5), climate change has again been identified as an important driver of change. Coasts are particularly vulnerable, directly affected by increasing sea levels and storminess, and other climate drivers, and accentuated by converging indirect landward and seaward influences. Adverse consequences include increased flooding, salinisation, erosion, and wetland and biodiversity loss. Several recent extreme meteorological events have caused catastrophic human and economic losses in coastal areas, including Cyclone Nargis (Myanmar, 2008), storm Xynthia (France, 2010), Hurricane Sandy (eastern United States, Canada and Caribbean, 2012) and Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines, 2013). Although coasts have always been hazardous places to live, global economic losses have significantly increased in recent decades. Climate change is exacerbating those risks. This article demonstrates how successive IPCC coastal chapters, have shifted from impacts to adaptation, assessing the relative role of climate change within a broader environmental framework, with increasing clarity and nuance, despite continuing uncertainties.

  • Dispersal and transport of river sediment on the Catalan Shelf (NW Mediterranean Sea)

     Grifoll Colls, Manel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    Presentation's date: 2014-05-02
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  • Use of seagrass meadows as an adaptation measure to climate change for reducing port agitation

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Lin Ye, Jue; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Casas Prat, Merce; Virgili, Marc
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    p. 1
    Presentation's date: 2014-05-01
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  • Improving the wave forecast in the Catalan Coast

     Pallares Lopez, Elena; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Espino Infantes, Manel
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    Presentation's date: 2014-05-01
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  • Water circulation observations in the shelf under severe cross-shelf winds. The case of Sant Jordi Bay (NW Mediterranean Sea)

     Espino Infantes, Manel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    Presentation's date: 2014-05-01
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  • Wave extremes off the Catalan coast: time and space-time domains analyses

     Barbariol, Francesco; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Carniel, Sandro; Sclavo, Mauro; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Benetazzo, Alvise
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    Presentation's date: 2014-05-01
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  • Analysis of the performance of swash in harbour domains

     Alabart Llinàs, Joan; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Van Vledder, Gerbrant
    IAHR Europe Congress
    p. 53-54
    Presentation's date: 2014-04-15
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  • Laboratory effects on measuring impact load son rigid coastal structures

     Marzeddu, Andrea; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Sutherland, James
    IAHR Europe Congress
    p. 59
    Presentation's date: 2014-04-15
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    Some small scale laboratory experiments were carried out in order to detect laboratory effects during the measurement of wave loads on rigid structures. Wave loads on rigid structures are divided into quasi static loads and impact loads. How will be demonstrated in this paper, the measure of quasi static loads is fairly easy and not affected by the sample frequency. Instead the measure of impact load is very difficult and some laboratory effects can strongly influence the results and lead at an unsafe estimation of the total load. Particularly, the use of different equipment and sensors can lead to significant differences in the results, so, for this reason, a comparison between load cells and pressure transducers recorded under the same wave attack were made. Impulsive wave loads are very fast and are characterized by a very short rise time (some milliseconds) and the results, also under regular waves attack, are very scattered. For that reasons a higher frequency sampler (up to 19.2 KHz) was used in order to study how the use of different sample frequencies can lead to very different results. In principle the utilization of a sample frequency that is too low can lead again to an unsafe estimation of the total load and affect the design process. Besides, due to the large scatter on the data, a deterministic approach is inadvisable and some repetitions of the same wave attack are needed in order to be sure to well characterize the studied phenomena. The obtained results show the probabilistic performance inherent to the impact loads phenomena as source of the scattered results.

  • Comparison of extreme in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean

     Ponce de León Alvarez, Sonia; Gomez Aguar, Jesus Javier; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Guedes Soares, Carlos
    IAHR Europe Congress
    p. 296
    Presentation's date: 2014-04-15
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    A spectral characterization of two extreme storms is made using numerical wave hindcasts produced with the WAM model validated with wave buoys records in two different basins: the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The results show that despite the different magnitude of the storms the directional wave spectra had similar distribution over frequencies and directions in both cases. All the single peaked spectra associated with the Quirin storm in the North Atlantic show a maximum spectral peak around 0.05 Hz (about 20 seconds). For the storms in the Mediterranean, having lower wave energy, the swell absolute peak was found at a frequency around 0.08 Hz (12.5 seconds). The North Atlantic storm had longer duration (in average 6-7 days) than the Mediterranean storms (4-5 days). The maximum peak period in the North Atlantic was higher than 20 seconds in contrast with the 12.5 seconds maximum of the Mediterranean storms. The lowest directional spreading associated to the extreme values of the Hs (significant wave height) was found to be similar in both basins (24º).

  • Numerical assessment of the dispersion of overspilled sediment from a dredge barge and its sensitivity to various parameters

     Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Hernaez, Mario; Morales, Jorge
    Marine pollution bulletin
    Vol. 79, num. 1-2, p. 225-235
    DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.12.009
    Date of publication: 2014-02-15
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    Marine dredging operations are not uncommon in coastal waters since they are necessary for several beneficial uses, such as harbour maintenance, beach nourishment or removal/capping of pollutants, amongst others. They also constitute a significant risk for the environment, changing its physical, chemical and biological characteristics, as evidenced by many authors. In this study, two numerical models are used to simulate the dispersion pattern of fine suspended sediment spilled from a dredge barge, considering different hydrodynamic scenarios, particle sizes and dredging tracks in a mesotidal environment. The results show that, in this particular case, the currents (largely induced by the tide) are the main responsible for the final disposition of the settled particles, being the other variables of secondary importance. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Hydro morphodynamic modelling in Mediterranean storms: errors and uncertainties under sharp gradients  Open access

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Garcia Leon, Manuel
    Natural hazards and earth system sciences
    Vol. 2, num. 2, p. 1693-1728
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-14-2993-2014
    Date of publication: 2014-02
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    This paper deals with the limits in hydrodynamic and morphodynamic predictions for semi-enclosed coastal domains subject to sharp gradients (in bathymetry, topography, sediment transport and coastal damages). It starts with an overview of wave prediction limits (based on satellite images and buoy records) in a restricted domain, namely the Mediterranean basin, followed by an in-depth analysis of the Catalan coast, one of its land boundaries. The morphodynamic modelling for such regions is next discussed, based on the impact of a characteristic storm. The driving wave and surge conditions produce a morphodynamic response that is validated against the pre- and post-storm emerged beach state, recovered from two lidar images. The quality of the fit is discussed in terms of the physical processes and the suitability of the employed modelling suite. From here an assessment of errors and uncertainties is presented, with the aim of establishing the prediction limits for flooding and erosion analyses, key elements for coastal engineering decisions.

  • Q-00208

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
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  • Análisis (probabilístico) de los usos en zona costera basado en la vulnerabilidad debida a la erosión/inundación resultantes de la acción del oleaje

     Gomez Aguar, Jesus Javier; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; González Marco, Daniel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
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  • Laboratori d'enginyeria marítima

     Grifoll Colls, Manel; Garcia Leon, Manuel; Casas Prat, Merce; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Ballesteros Martinez, Caridad; Leaño Chlebricek, Monica V; Marzeddu, Andrea; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Bosom Garcia, Eva; González Marco, Daniel; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Espino Infantes, Manel; Gomez Aguar, Jesus Javier; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Torres Lahuerta, Richard Manuel; Puigdefabregas Sagrista, Juan; Galego Garcia, Oscar; Cateura Sabri, Jordi; Sole, Francesco; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Cunha Monteiro Brenardi, Marcela; Sanuy Vazquez, Marc; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
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  • iCoast

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Espino Infantes, Manel; Garcia Leon, Manuel; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Lin Ye, Jue
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  • Responses to coastal climate change: Innovative Strategies for high End Scenarios -Adaptation and Mitigation-

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Garcia Leon, Manuel; Casas Prat, Merce; González Marco, Daniel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
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  • A synergetic combination of measurements and models to assess renewable wind energy in semi enclosed domains  Open access

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; González Marco, Daniel; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Espino Infantes, Manel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena
    International Workshop on Marine Technology
    p. 74
    Presentation's date: 2013-10-11
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    The paper presents the need to combine high resolution simulations and observations for calculating in a robust manner the highly variable wind, wave and circulation conditions off the Catalan coast. It discusses the limitations of both instrumental equipment and numerical codes and how they must be validated and combined for semi enclosed domains, illustrated here by the Catalan shelf sea.

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    Seasonal circulation over the Catalan inner-shelf (northwest Mediterranean Sea)  Open access

     Grifoll Colls, Manel; Aretxabaleta, A.; Pelegrí Llopart, José Luis; Espino Infantes, Manel; Wagner, John C; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Journal of geophysical research
    Vol. 118, num. 10, p. 5844-5857
    DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20403
    Date of publication: 2013-10
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    This study characterizes the seasonal cycle of the Catalan inner-shelf circulation using observations and complementary numerical results. The relation between seasonal circulation and forcing mechanisms is explored through the depth-averaged momentum balance, for the period between May 2010 and April 2011, when velocity observations were partially available. The monthly-mean along-shelf flow is mainly controlled by the along-shelf pressure gradient and by surface and bottom stresses. During summer, fall, and winter, the along-shelf momentum balance is dominated by the barotropic pressure gradient and local winds. During spring, both wind stress and pressure gradient act in the same direction and are compensated by bottom stress. In the cross-shelf direction the dominant forces are in geostrophic balance, consistent with dynamic altimetry data. Key Points A hydrodynamic model is implemented for the first time in Catalan inner-shelf. Frictional and pressure gradient are revealed as the main forcing mechanisms A clear seasonal pattern is found in the current velocity.

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    The evolution of mobile bed tests: a step towards the future of coastal engineering  Open access

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Thorne, Peter D.; Eiff, Olivier; Lacaze, Laurent; Hurther, David; Barraud, P.A.; Musumerci, Rosaria; Vousdoukas, Michalis; Sancho, Francisco
    International Association for Hydraulic Research Congress
    p. 1-12
    Presentation's date: 2013-09-10
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    Coastal Engineering still presents significant levels of uncertainty, much larger for sediment transport and morphodynamics than for the driving hydrodynamics. Because of that there is still a need for experimental research that addresses the water and sediment fluxes occurring at multiple scales in the near shore and for some of which there are still not universally accepted equations or closure sub-models. Large scale bed tests offer the possibility to obtain undistorted results under controlled conditions that may look at sediment transport and associated bed evolution under a variety of wave and mean water level conditions. The present limitations in conventional observation equipment preclude a clear advancement in knowledge or model calibration. However the new developments in opto-acoustic equipment should allow such an advancement to take place provided the new experimental equipment becomes more robust in parallel with a protocol for deployment and data processing. This paper will present the experimental approach to erosive and accretive beach dynamics, with emphasis on the accretive experiments. These accretive tests still present further uncertainties and sometimes cannot be explained with the present state of the art. Following this there is a presentation of the novel development of an acoustic bed form and suspended sediment imager, able to monitor bed forms near bed sediment transport and their corresponding dynamics. The next section deals with an acoustic high resolution concentration and velocity profiler that is able to infer even the elusive bed level, together with the near bed concentrated sediment transport and the details of fluxes on the stoss and lee sides of moving bed forms. This is followed by a discussion on the merits of novel optic techniques, using structured and unstructured light sources. There is also some remarks on new approaches. Illustrated by the use of ferro-fluids to obtain directly the shear stresses acting on a wall even under the presence of ¿some¿ sediment. The paper ends with some conclusions on the use of such mobile bed tests in present and future Coastal Engineering.

    Coastal Engineering still presents significant levels of uncertainty, much larger for sediment transport and morphodynamics than for the driving hydrodynamics. Because of that there is still a need for experimental research that addresses the water and sediment fluxes occurring at multiple scales in the near shore and for some of which there are still not universally accepted equations or closure sub-models. Large scale bed tests offer the possibility to obtain undistorted results under controlled conditions that may look at sediment transport and associated bed evolution under a variety of wave and mean water level conditions. The present limitations in conventional observation equipment preclude a clear advancement in knowledge or model calibration. However the new developments in opto-acoustic equipment should allow such an advancement to take place provided the new experimental equipment becomes more robust in parallel with a protocol for deployment and data processing. This paper will present the experimental approach to erosive and accretive beach dynamics, with emphasis on the accretive experiments. These accretive tests still present further uncertainties and sometimes cannot be explained with the present state of the art. Following this there is a presentation of the novel development of an acoustic bed form and suspended sediment imager, able to monitor bed forms near bed sediment transport and their corresponding dynamics. The next section deals with an acoustic high resolution concentration and velocity profiler that is able to infer even the elusive bed level, together with the near bed concentrated sediment transport and the details of fluxes on the stoss and lee sides of moving bed forms. This is followed by a discussion on the merits of novel optic techniques, using structured and unstructured light sources. There is also some remarks on new approaches. Illustrated by the use of ferro-fluids to obtain directly the shear stresses acting on a wall even under the presence of “some” sediment. The paper ends with some conclusions on the use of such mobile bed tests in present and future Coastal Engineering.

  • Wave energy resource assessment in Lanzarote (Spain)

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; González Marco, Daniel; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Renewable energy
    Vol. 55, p. 480-489
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2013.01.004
    Date of publication: 2013-07
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    On the study of boundary layer sediment transport processes using new developmental acoustic techniques  Open access

     Thorne, Peter D.; Hurther, David; Cooke, Richard D.; Barraud, P.A.; Barnoud, J.M.; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    International Conference on Coastal Dynamics
    p. 1667-1676
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-26
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    This study aims at presenting a set of novel acoustic flow and sediment measuring tools used in a complementary way for the investigation of fine-scale flow and sediment transport processes above a rippled sand bed under waves. Measurements were conducted in the 100m long wave channel at UPC-LIM with surface gravity waves generating migrating ripples on a mobile sand bed. The set of acoustic instrumentation consisted of an Acoustic 3D Ripple Profiler (3D-ARP), a novel Bedform And Suspended Sediment Imager (BASSI) and three Acoustic Concentration and Velocity Profilers (ACVP). Here we assess the ACVP¿s and the BASSI.

    This study aims at presenting a set of novel acoustic flow and sediment measuring tools used in a complementary way for the investigation of fine-scale flow and sediment transport processes above a rippled sand bed under waves. Measurements were conducted in the 100m long wave channel at UPC-LIM with surface gravity waves generating migrating ripples on a mobile sand bed. The set of acoustic instrumentation consisted of an Acoustic 3D Ripple Profiler (3D-ARP), a novel Bedform And Suspended Sediment Imager (BASSI) and three Acoustic Concentration and Velocity Profilers (ACVP). Here we assess the ACVP’s and the BASSI.

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    Observing shoreline fluxes: implications for swash and surf zone modeling  Open access

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Grifoll Colls, Manel
    International Conference on Coastal Dynamics
    p. 1417-1425
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-26
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    The scarcity of reliable and controlled observations of water and sediment fluxes near the shore is one of the main reasons for the many remaining challenges in the field of morphodynamics. In this paper we shall present three largescale data sets from the CIEM flume of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM/UPC) in Barcelona, looking for the distinctive behaviour of such fluxes between erosive and accretive conditions. Two different erosive conditions are presented, which report an expected different behaviour of the bar and measured physical parameters (wave height, velocity and suspended sediment cocentration). These erosive time series also report an unexpected similitude on the profile comparisson between both data sets from the bar until the shoreline. The acquired data under accretive conditions present the important control played by the initial bar, controlling the hydrodynamics of the surf and swash zones.

  • High resolution coupled meteo-oceanographic simulations

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Espino Infantes, Manel
    Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering
    p. 1
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-19
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  • PREMI A LA MILLOR RECERCA

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Espino Infantes, Manel; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Puigdefabregas Sagrista, Juan; Cateura Sabri, Jordi; González Marco, Daniel; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; Alomar Dominguez, Marta; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente
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  • Sistemas operacionales de predicción de corrientes en los puertos de Vigo y A Coruña

     Grifoll Colls, Manel; Lopez Marco, Jaime; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; García Sotillo, Marcos; Lorente Jiménez, Pablo; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique
    Jornadas Españolas de Costas y Puertos
    p. 232-233
    Presentation's date: 2013-05-07
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  • Energía renovable marina en la costa Catalana: una evaluación del recurso mediante simulaciones de alta resolución

     Espino Infantes, Manel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; González Marco, Daniel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Jornadas Españolas de Costas y Puertos
    p. 124-125
    Presentation's date: 2013-05-07
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  • Gestión del riesgo costero mediante sistemas de predicción morfodinámica

     Garcia Leon, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Jornadas Españolas de Costas y Puertos
    p. 134-135
    Presentation's date: 2013-05-07
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  • Corrientes y calidad del agua en ingeniería y gestión portuaria

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Jornada Técnica sobre Sistemas de Monitorización, Predicción y Alertas Meteorológicas y Oceanográficas en el Port de Barcelona
    p. 1-30
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-25
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  • The relevance of the whitecapping term in wave forecasting: an analysis for the wave period of the Catalan coast

     Pallares Lopez, Elena; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    p. 7867
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-11
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  • High-resolution modelling of waves, currents and sediment transport in the Catalan Sea

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Espino Infantes, Manel
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    p. 4557
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-11
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  • Field_ac: a research project on ocean modelling in coastal areas: the experience in the Catalan Sea

     Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Fernández Sainz, Juan; Lopez Marco, Jaime; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Hermosilla Larrasoaña, Fernando; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    p. 8319
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-11
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  • Meteo-oceanographic simulations and observations to assess the potential of offshore wind farm in a NW Mediterranean shelf

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; González Marco, Daniel; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; Palomares, Ana; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Schuon, Frieder; Espino Infantes, Manel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Jiménez, Pedro Angel; Navarro, Jorge
    Journal of coastal research
    num. Special Issue 65, p. 1651-1656
    Date of publication: 2013-04-10
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  • Breaching of a barrier beach under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations

     Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Garcia Leon, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    International Coastal Symposium
    p. 951-956
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-10
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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 been validated with the available information. The so obtained Brier Skill Score index has been 0.44 which can be considered as acceptable. Results indicate that in all cases breaching was taking place after 8 hours of wave action (storm) or less. Besides, four main parameters control the final morphodynamic response of the barrier: the storm intensity, the water level and the initial emerged topography and the storm duration. Major breaching occurs when swell waves are in coincidence with high water levels whereas if they are uncoupled the barrier tends to be breached by a diversity of smaller channels.

  • Meteo-oceanographic simulations and observations to assess the potential of offshore wind farm in a NW Mediterranean shelf

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; González Marco, Daniel; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquin; Palomares, Ana; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Schuon, Frieder; Espino Infantes, Manel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Pallares Lopez, Elena; Jiménez, Pedro Angel; Navarro, Jorge
    International Coastal Symposium
    p. 1651-1656
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-10
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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 maintenance. This paper presents the large (comparative to other open sea areas) errors in meteo-oceanographic predictions for semi enclosed domains such as the coastal sea off the Ebro Delta coast. The emphasis is on the sequence of high resolution coupled and nested models and the role of in situ collocated measurements for calibration and validation.

  • Impulsive wave loads on rigid structure, an experimental approach

     Marzeddu, Andrea; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    International Coastal Symposium
    p. 332
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-10
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    Within the European project ‘Hydralab IV’, HyRes we aim to improve the characterization of wave loads on rigid structures and the associated response by carrying out some laboratory experiments. Wave loads on rigid structures are divided into quasi static loads and impact loads. If the physics of quasi-static loads due to waves is well known, this cannot be said the same for wave impact loads. A comprehensive method to design maritime rigid structures under impact loads does not exist yet and the actual design method suggests avoiding scenarios where impact loads can take place. In the last decade, some laboratory experiments have been carried out; however some questions remain still unanswered. The use of different sensors can lead to significant changes in the results and an “exhaustive comparison” between dissimilar types of sensors has not been done yet. Even the magnitude of these forces can be underestimated during a laboratory test just for the choice of sample frequencies which are too low. This paper describes the experiments performed on a small scale flume at UPC on a scaled vertical breakwater in order to compare the results of pressure transducers and force load cells. Moreover, a high frequency sampler (up to 20 KHz) was used in order to understand the importance of sample frequency on the magnitude of the results. A simplified scenario has been set up in order to make the data analysis easier.

  • Breaching of a barrier under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations

     Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Garcia Leon, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Journal of coastal research
    num. Special Issue 65, p. 951-956
    DOI: 10.2112/S165-161.1
    Date of publication: 2013-04-09
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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 been validated with the available information. The so obtained Brier Skill Score index has been 0.44 which can be considered as acceptable. Results indicate that in all cases breaching was taking place after 8 hours of wave action (storm) or less. Besides, four main parameters control the final morphodynamic response of the barrier: the storm intensity, the water level and the initial emerged topography and the storm duration. Major breaching occurs when swell waves are in coincidence with high water levels whereas if they are uncoupled the barrier tends to be breached by a diversity of smaller channels.

  • Impulsive wave loads on rigid structures, an experimental approach

     Marzeddu, Andrea; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Journal of coastal research
    Vol. 65, num. Special Issue 65, p. 332-337
    DOI: 10.2112/SI65-057
    Date of publication: 2013-03-06
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    Within the European project 'Hydralab IV', HyRes we aim to improve the characterization of wave loads on rigid structures and the associated response by carrying out some laboratory experiments. Wave loads on rigid structures are divided into quasi static loads and impact loads. If the physics of quasi-static loads due to waves is well known, this cannot be said the same for wave impact loads. A comprehensive method to design maritime rigid structures under impact loads does not exist yet and the actual design method suggests avoiding scenarios where impact loads can take place. In the last decade, some laboratory experiments have been carried out; however some questions remain still unanswered. The use of different sensors can lead to significant changes in the results and an "exhaustive comparison" between dissimilar types of sensors has not been done yet. Even the magnitude of these forces can be underestimated during a laboratory test just for the choice of sample frequencies which are too low. This paper describes the experiments performed on a small scale flume at UPC on a scaled vertical breakwater in order to compare the results of pressure transducers and force load cells. Moreover, a high frequency sampler (up to 20 KHz) was used in order to understand the importance of sample frequency on the magnitude of the results. A simplified scenario has been set up in order to make the data analysis easier. © Coastal Education & Research Foundation 2013.

  • Spain

     Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Anfuso Melfi, Giorgio
    Date of publication: 2013-02-26
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  • Chapter 2: Stakeholders

     Agnew, Maureen D.; Goodess, Clare M.; Hemming, Debbie; Giannakopoulos, Christos; Bindi, Marco; Dibari, Camilla; El-Askary, Hesham; El-Hattab, Mamdouh; El-Raey, Mohamed; Ferrise, Roberto; Harzallah, Ali; Hatzaki, Maria; Kostopoulou, Effie; Lionello, Piero; Sahabi Abed, Salah; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Senouci, Mohamed; Sommer, Rolf; Zoheir Taleb, Mohamed; Tanzarella, Annalisa
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5769-1
    Date of publication: 2013
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    En aquest volum el grup del Laboratori d¿Enginyeria Marítima (LIM) de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) s¿ha centrat en l¿estudi dels impactes del canvi climàtic a la zona costera del Mediterrani espanyol que inclou a Catalunya i Valencia. Son els resultats del projecte Europeu CIRCE - Climate Change and Impact Research: The Mediterranean Environment (6th Framework Programme FP6 - Contract nº360961).

  • Chapter 4: Climate impact assessments

     Hemming, Debbie; Agnew, Maureen D.; Goodess, Clare M.; Giannakopoulos, Christos; Salem, Skander Ben; Bindi, Marco; Nejmeddine Bradai, Mohamed; Congedi, Letizia; Dibari, Camilla; El-Askary, Hesham; El-Fadel, Mutasem; El-Raey, Mohamed; Ferrise, Roberto; Grünzweig, José M.; Harzallah, Ali; Hattour, Abdallah; Hatzaki, Maria; Kanas, Dina; Lionello, Piero; McCarthy, Mark; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Oweis, Theib; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Psiloglou, Basil; Reale, Marco; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Senouci, Mohamed; Tanzarella, Annalisa
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5769-1
    Date of publication: 2013
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    En aquest volum el grup del Laboratori d¿Enginyeria Marítima (LIM) de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) s¿ha centrat en l¿estudi dels impactes del canvi climàtic a la zona costera del Mediterrani espanyol que inclou a Catalunya i Valencia. Son els resultats del projecte Europeu CIRCE - Climate Change and Impact Research: The Mediterranean Environment (6th Framework Programme FP6 - Contract nº360961).

  • Chapter 6: Synthesis and the assessment of adaptation measures

     Goodess, Clare M.; Agnew, Maureen D.; Hemming, Debbie; Giannakopoulos, Christos; Bindi, Marco; Dibari, Camilla; El-Askary, Hesham; El-Fadel, Mutasem; El-Hattab, Mamdouh; El-Raey, Mohamed; Ferrise, Roberto; Grünzweig, José M.; Harzallah, Ali; Kanas, Dina; Lionello, Piero; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Oweis, Theib; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Reale, Marco; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Senouci, Mohamed; Sommer, Rolf; Tanzarella, Annalisa
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5769-1
    Date of publication: 2013
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    En aquest volum el grup del Laboratori d¿Enginyeria Marítima (LIM) de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) s¿ha centrat en l¿estudi dels impactes del canvi climàtic a la zona costera del Mediterrani espanyol que inclou a Catalunya i Valencia. Son els resultats del projecte Europeu CIRCE - Climate Change and Impact Research: The Mediterranean Environment (6th Framework Programme FP6 - Contract nº360961).

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

     Agnew, Maureen D.; Goodess, Clare M.; Hemming, Debbie; Giannakopoulos, Christos; Salem, Skander Ben; Bindi, Marco; Nejmeddine Bradai, Mohamed; Congedi, Letizia; Dibari, Camilla; El-Askary, Hesham; El-Fadel, Mutasem; Ferrise, Roberto; Grünzweig, José M.; Harzallah, Ali; Hattour, Abdallah; Hatzaki, Maria; Kanas, Dina; Kostopoulou, Effie; Lionello, Piero; Oweis, Theib; Pino, Cosimo; Reale, Marco; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Senouci, Mohamed
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5769-1
    Date of publication: 2013
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    En aquest volum el grup del Laboratori d¿Enginyeria Marítima (LIM) de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) s¿ha centrat en l¿estudi dels impactes del canvi climàtic a la zona costera del Mediterrani espanyol que inclou a Catalunya i Valencia. Son els resultats del projecte Europeu CIRCE - Climate Change and Impact Research: The Mediterranean Environment (6th Framework Programme FP6 - Contract nº360961).