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  • 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
    Date of publication: 2014-02-15
    Journal article

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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.

  • Wave energy resource assessment in Menorca (Spain)

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; González Marco, Daniel
    Renewable energy
    Date of publication: 2014-11
    Journal article

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    Menorca (Balearic Islands) only covers 2% of its electricity needs with renewable energy sources, which is far below the European Union's objective of obtaining 20% of its energy from these sources. This study analyses the island's wave energy resources using a 17-year series of data obtained from numerical modeling (forecast). The spatial distribution of wave power is analyzed using data from 12 points around the island. The obtained resources (average wave power, around 8.9 kW/m; average annual wave energy, about 78 MW h/m) are relatively modest but among the largest found in the Mediterranean Sea. The northeast and east of the island are the most productive areas. Considerable seasonal variability is found, with winters being rather energetic and summers quite mild. The power matrices of three wave energy converters (WECs) are considered to assess the average power output at all of the points. Four places are identified as the best candidates for WEC deployment, with non-negligible productivity that can be exploited to supply energy to small villages.

  • 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
    Date of publication: 2013-07
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  • 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
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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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
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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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 5: Integration of the climate impact assessments with future projections

     Goodess, Clare M.; Agnew, Maureen D.; Giannakopoulos, Christos; Hemming, Debbie; Salem, Skander Ben; Bindi, Marco; Nejmeddine Bradai, Mohamed; Congedi, Letizia; Dibari, Camilla; El-Askary, Hesham; El-Fadel, Mutasem; El-Raey, Mohamed; Ferrise, Roberto; Founda, Dimitra; Grünzweig, José M.; Harzallah, Ali; Hatzaki, Maria; Kay, Gillian; Lionello, Piero; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Oweis, Theib; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Psiloglou, Basil; Reale, Marco; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Senouci, Mohamed; Tanzarella, Annalisa; Varotsos, Konstantinos V.
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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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).

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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; López Marco, Jaime; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Hermosilla Larrasoaña, Fernando; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    European Geosciences Union General Assembly
    Presentation's date: 2013-04-11
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  • Estudio numérico-experimental de la dispersión de efluentes de emisarios submarinos en la costa valenciana  Open access

     Pascual Barrera, Alina Eugenia
    Defense's date: 2013-06-26
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Theses

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    Actualmente, la problemática que enfrentan las zonas costeras del Mediterráneo en general y la Comunidad Valenciana en particular, es la generación de grandes cantidades de agua residual urbana, principalmente durante la época estival, que son vertidas a través de los emisarios submarinos al medio ambiente marino/costero. Esta carga de contaminantes es tan grande que, en ocasiones, el medio receptor es incapaz de asimilarla a corto plazo, provocando episodios de polución que afectan de forma negativa la calidad de las aguas de baño. En este trabajo, se analizaron los procesos físicos, químicos y biológicos involucrados en la dinámica de los ambientes costeros y la calidad del agua en tres zonas afectadas por el vertido de los emisarios submarinos de Pinedo, Cullera y Gandía, en la Costa Valenciana. De forma concreta, los datos registrados en diversas campañas de campo permitieron evidenciar que la introducción de agua residual en estas zonas someras, con hidrodinámica suave y diferentes condiciones de vertido, genera una serie de afecciones significativas a corto-medio plazo sobre éste ecosistema costero. Las altas concentraciones de bacterias y nutrientes en la superficie, encontradas en las estaciones cercanas al punto de vertido, demuestran que la presencia de los diferentes contaminantes, en el medio receptor, se debe a que fueron liberados a través del efluente vertido por el emisario submarino. Además, se constató que, en algunos casos, no se cumple con la normativa europea sobre calidad de las aguas de baño. En la parte numérica, se realizó la calibración y validación de los modelos ROMS, LIMMIX y VISUAL PLUMES, que fueron utilizados para simular los diferentes efluentes vertidos a través de los emisarios submarinos. A pesar de que los modelos ROMS y LIMMIX no pudieron reproducir satisfactoriamente la zona del campo cercano, debido a la complejidad de los procesos que se conjugan en la superficie y de sus interacciones, con el modelo VISUAL PLUMES fue posible establecer una alternativa de mejora para el diseño de los vertidos de los emisarios submarinos de Gandía y Cullera. De este modo, se pudo comprobar que es posible realizar un diseño del emisario que garantice una mayor dilución y, sobre todo, que cumpla con la Normativa Europea para la calidad de las aguas de baño, incluso en el caso de que la calidad de los efluentes sea muy pobre, como sucede en el caso de agua poco o nada tratada.

    Actualmente, la problemática que enfrentan las zonas costeras del Mediterráneo en general y la Comunidad Valenciana en particular, es la generación de grandes cantidades de agua residual urbana, principalmente durante la época estival, que son vertidas a través de los emisarios submarinos al medio ambiente marino/costero. Esta carga de contaminantes es tan grande que, en ocasiones, el medio receptor es incapaz de asimilarla a corto plazo, provocando episodios de polución que afectan de forma negativa la calidad de las aguas de baño. En este trabajo, se analizaron los procesos físicos, químicos y biológicos involucrados en la dinámica de los ambientes costeros y la calidad del agua en tres zonas afectadas por el vertido de los emisarios submarinos de Pinedo, Cullera y Gandía, en la Costa Valenciana. De forma concreta, los datos registrados en diversas campañas de campo permitieron evidenciar que la introducción de agua residual en estas zonas someras, con hidrodinámica suave y diferentes condiciones de vertido, genera una serie de afecciones significativas a corto-medio plazo sobre éste ecosistema costero. Las altas concentraciones de bacterias y nutrientes en la superficie, encontradas en las estaciones cercanas al punto de vertido, demuestran que la presencia de los diferentes contaminantes, en el medio receptor, se debe a que fueron liberados a través del efluente vertido por el emisario submarino. Además, se constató que, en algunos casos, no se cumple con la normativa europea sobre calidad de las aguas de baño. En la parte numérica, se realizó la calibración y validación de los modelos ROMS, LIMMIX y VISUAL PLUMES, que fueron utilizados para simular los diferentes efluentes vertidos a través de los emisarios submarinos. A pesar de que los modelos ROMS y LIMMIX no pudieron reproducir satisfactoriamente la zona del campo cercano, debido a la complejidad de los procesos que se conjugan en la superficie y de sus interacciones, con el modelo VISUAL PLUMES fue posible establecer una alternativa de mejora para el diseño de los vertidos de los emisarios submarinos de Gandía y Cullera. De este modo, se pudo comprobar que es posible realizar un diseño del emisario que garantice una mayor dilución y, sobre todo, que cumpla con la Normativa Europea para la calidad de las aguas de baño, incluso en el caso de que la calidad de los efluentes sea muy pobre, como sucede en el caso de agua poco o nada tratada

    Actualment, la problemàtica que afronten les zones costaneres del Mediterrani en general i el País Valencià en particular, consisteix en la generació de grans quantitats d’aigua residual urbana, principalment durant l’època estival, que són abocades al medi ambient marí/costaner mitjançant els emissaris submarins. Aquesta càrrega de contaminants és tan gran que, a vegades, el medi receptor és incapaç d’assimilar-la a curt termini, provocant episodis de pol·lució que afecten de forma negativa la qualitat de las aigües de bany. En aquest treball, s´han analitzat els processos físics, químics i biològics involucrats en la dinàmica dels ambients costaners i la qualitat de l’aigua en tres zones afectades per l’abocament dels emissaris submarins de Pinedo, Cullera i Gandia, a la Costa Valenciana. De forma concreta, les dades enregistrades en diverses campanyes de camp van permetre evidenciar que la introducció d’aigua residual en aquestes zones somes, amb hidrodinàmica suau i diferents condicions d’abocament, genera una sèrie d’afeccions significatives a curt-mig termini sobre aquest ecosistema costaner. Les altes concentracions de bacteris i nutrients en la superfície, trobades en les estacions properes al punt d’abocament, demostren que la presència dels diferents contaminants, en el medi receptor, és deguda a que van ser alliberats a través de l’efluent abocat per l’emissari submarí. A més a més, es va constatar que, en alguns casos, no es compleix la normativa europea sobre qualitat de les aigües de bany. En la part numèrica, s’ha realitzat el calibrat i la validació dels models ROMS, LIMMIX i VISUAL PLUMES, que han estat utilitzats per simular els diferents efluents abocats a través dels emissaris submarins. Malgrat que els models ROMS i LIMMIX no han pogut reproduir satisfactòriament la zona del camp proper, degut a la complexitat dels processos que tenen lloc a la superfície i de les seves interaccions, amb el model VISUAL PLUMES ha estat possible establir una alternativa de millora per al disseny dels abocaments dels emissaris submarins de Gandia i Cullera. D’aquesta manera, s’ha pogut comprovar que és possible realitzar un disseny de l’emissari que garanteixi una major dilució i, sobre tot, que compleixi amb la Normativa Europea per a la qualitat de les aigües de bany, fins i tot en el cas que la qualitat dels efluents sigui molt pobre, como succeeix en el cas d’aigua poc o gens tractada.

    One of the most important problems that occur in the Mediterranean coastal areas and particularly in the Valencian Community is the generation of large quantity of urban wastewater especially during the summer season, that is discharged into the sea through marine outfalls. These effluents may carry important loads of contaminants that often the environment is unable to assimilate, causing episodes of pollution that negatively affect the quality of bathing water. This work analyzed the physical, chemical and biological processes involved in the dynamics of coastal environments and water quality on three areas affected by the marine outfalls of Pinedo, Cullera and Gandia in the Valencia coast. The data were acquired in several field campaigns showed that the introduction of wastewater into these shallow areas with weak hydrodynamic and different discharge conditions generates a number of significant conditions, short to medium term, in this coastal environment. High concentrations of bacteria and nutrients in the surface at stations close to the discharging point, demonstrate the presence of different pollutants in the receiving waters due to the effluent discharged by the outfall. In addition, it was found that in some cases, it does not fulfill with the European Water Framework Directive for bathing water. In the numerical work, the calibration and validation of models ROMS, LIMMIX y VISUAL PLUMES was carried out. These numerical models were used to simulate the different effluents discharged through the marine outfalls. While ROMS and LIMMIX models could not satisfactorily reproduce the near field zone due to the complexity of the physical processes and their interactions that take place in the surface, it was with VISUAL PLUME model which made it possible to establish an improved design for Gandia and Cullera marine outfalls. Thus, it was found that it is possible to make a design to ensure higher dilution and, especially that satisfies the bathing water regulations, even in the case that the effluent quality is poor, as in the case of poor or untreated water.

  • Wave reflection, transmission and spectral changes at permeable low-crested structures

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Dowding, D.D.; Persetto, Vito; Castro Alves Oliveira, Tiago; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2011
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  • The economic value of drought information for water management under climate change: A case study in the Ebro basin

     Quiroga, S.; Garrote, L.; Iglesias, A.; Fernández Haddad, Z.; Schlickenrieder, J.; De Lama, B.; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Natural hazards and earth system sciences
    Date of publication: 2011
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    Short-term morphodynamic changes in a fetch limited beach at the Ebro delta (Spain), under low wave-energy conditions  Open access

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Rodríguez Allende, Andrés
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2011
    Journal article

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    Sandy beaches in fetch-limited environments are protected from large ocean-generated swell waves, and fetch characteristics allow local wind-generated waves and currents to develop and drive the main morphodynamic processes. The morphodynamics of these low-energy beaches present a peculiar behaviour since there is not a dominant forcing mechanism inducing the beach changes. The main objective of this work is to describe and quantify the observed morphodynamic changes at the barred, quasi longshore-uniform beach of the Trabucador Bar at the Ebro Delta (Spain) under low-energy conditions. A nine-day field campaign was carried out within the framework of the European project FANS (Fluxes Across Narrow Shelves. The Ebro Delta Case) supported by the EC MAST-III Research Programme, (Contract No. MAS3-CT95-0037, DG12 – ESCY) and the measurements included a detailed topo-bathymetric surveying at the beginning and at the end of the campaign, video recordings covering the whole domain of the study area, surf zone waves and currents time series obtained at different positions and depths, nearshore pressure and horizontal velocities time series outside the surf zone. The results show that the beach underwent important longshore and cross-shore (the breaching of the submerged bar) morphodynamic changes under low-energy conditions. The observations suggest that the low-energy wave field and the beach profile played a key role in the generation of low frequency oscillations and rip currents that reshaped the whole study zone.

  • Biogeophysical and social vulnerability indicators: coastal case studies information sheet: Gulf of Valencia, Spain

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo
    Date: 2011-03-31
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    Short-term morphodynamic changes in a fetch limited beach at the Ebro delta (Spain), under low wave-energy conditions  Open access

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Rodríguez Allende, Andrés
    International Coastal Symposium
    Presentation's date: 2011
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    Sandy beaches in fetch-limited environments are protected from large ocean-generated swell waves, and fetch characteristics allow local wind-generated waves and currents to develop and drive the main morphodynamic processes. The morphodynamics of these low-energy beaches present a peculiar behaviour since there is not a dominant forcing mechanism inducing the beach changes. The main objective of this work is to describe and quantify the observed morphodynamic changes at the barred, quasi longshore-uniform beach of the Trabucador Bar at the Ebro Delta (Spain) under low-energy conditions. A nine-day field campaign was carried out within the framework of the European project FANS (Fluxes Across Narrow Shelves. The Ebro Delta Case) supported by the EC MAST-III Research Programme, (Contract No. MAS3-CT95-0037, DG12 – ESCY) and the measurements included a detailed topo-bathymetric surveying at the beginning and at the end of the campaign, video recordings covering the whole domain of the study area, surf zone waves and currents time series obtained at different positions and depths, nearshore pressure and horizontal velocities time series outside the surf zone. The results show that the beach underwent important longshore and cross-shore (the breaching of the submerged bar) morphodynamic changes under low-energy conditions. The observations suggest that the low-energy wave field and the beach profile played a key role in the generation of low frequency oscillations and rip currents that reshaped the whole study zone.

  • Coastal-scale oceanographic forecasts: the FIELD_AC project

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Pallarés, E.; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo
    Symposium on the Future of Operational Oceanography
    Presentation's date: 2011-10-26
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  • Campos de oleaje y corrientes frente a la costa de Barcelona

     Pallares Lopez, Elena; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Alomar Dominguez, Marta; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Espino Infantes, Manel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Jornadas Españolas de Costas y Puertos
    Presentation's date: 2011-05-05
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    Wave reflection, transmission and spectral changes at permeable low-crested structures  Open access

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Dowding, D.D.; Persetto, Vito; Oliveira, Tiago; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc
    International Coastal Symposium
    Presentation's date: 2011
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    Physical model tests were carried out in order to improve the understanding about the hydrodynamic processes that take place around a LCS when it is under wave attack. In particular, the wave transmission and reflection coefficients as well as the spectrum transformation were analysed for both emerged and submerged structures. The results of the experiments indicated that there is a clear inverse proportionality between the transmission (Kt) and reflection (Kr) coefficients and the wave steepness sop. This trend is much more noticeable for emerged than for submerged structures. A comparison with some widely employed formulae was also made; in most of the cases these expressions underpredicted Kt and overpredicted Kr. Moreover, the spectral changes in the waves transmitted through the structure were analyzed, showing a shift of energy to higher frequency bands greater than that observed in previous works. It was also noted that the higher the sop, the more likely it is for the transmitted energy to be retained in the lower frequency bands.

  • Nutrient flux and budget in the Ebro estuary

     Falco, S.; Niencheski, L. F.; Rodilla ., Miguel; Romero, I.; González del Rio, J.; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar
    Estuarine coastal and shelf science
    Date of publication: 2010-03
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  • Sources of contamination and modelled pollutant trajectories in a Mediterranean harbour (Tarragona, Spain)

     Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Marine pollution bulletin
    Date of publication: 2010-06
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    The proximity of commercial harbours to residential areas and the growing environmental awareness of society have led most port authorities to include environmental management within their administration plan. Regarding water quality, it is necessary to have the capacity and tools to deal with contamination episodes that may damage marine ecosystems and human health, but also affect the normal functioning of harbours. This paper presents a description of the main pollutant sources in Tarragona Harbour (Spain), and a numerical analysis of several pollution episodes based on the Port Authority’s actual environmental concerns. The results show that pollution generated inside the harbour tends to remain confined within the port, whereas it is very likely that oil spills from a nearby monobuoy may affect the neighbouring beaches. The present combination of numerical models proves itself a useful tool to assess the environmental risk associated to harbour activities and potential pollution spills.

  • Numerical model for wave overtopping and transmission through permeable coastal structures

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; González Marco, Daniel; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Castro Alves Oliveira, Tiago; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar
    Environmental modelling and software
    Date of publication: 2010-12
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  • Climatic drivers of potential hazards in Mediterranean coasts

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Harzallah, Ali; Senouci, Mohamed; El Raey, Mohamed
    Regional environmental change: natural and social aspects
    Date of publication: 2010-12-16
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  • Modelling the sensitivity to various factors of shipborne pollutant discharges

     Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Environmental modelling and software
    Date of publication: 2010-03
    Journal article

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  • Fluxes, interactions and environment at the land-ocean boundary. Downscaling, assimilation and coupling (FIELD_AC)

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Baldasano Recio, Jose M.; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Espino Infantes, Manel; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Gracia Garcia, Vicente
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  • Fluxes, Interactions and Environment at the Land-Ocean Boundary. Downscaling, Assimilation and Coupling

     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; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
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  • Quay design and operational oceanography: the case of Bilbao harbour

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Espino Infantes, Manel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Spyroupoulu, Stella; Hernáez, Mario; Ojanguren, Alberto; Sotillo, Marcos G.; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique
    International Conference on Coastal Engineering
    Presentation's date: 2010-07-01
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  • La variabilitat climàtica i la costa catalana

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Casas Prat, Merce
    Date of publication: 2010
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  • Espacios Comunitarios Sujetos a Conservación y Turismo: Retos para la Gestión Costera Participativa

     Vargas Del Rio, David
    Defense's date: 2010-07-20
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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  • Experimental measurements and diffusion in harbor and coastal zones

     Diez Rilova, Margarita; Bezerra Menezes, Maria Ozilea; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Castilla Lopez, Roberto; Redondo Apraiz, Jose Manuel
    Nuovo cimento della Società Italiana di Fisica C. Geophysics and space physics
    Date of publication: 2009-07-17
    Journal article

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    Experimental results of turbulent flows in the sea surface near the coastline have been performed using both Lagrangian and Eulerian methods, field tests are presented using video recordings and velocity sensors. The spatial and temporal resolution is limited by the measuring instruments, which results in “filtering” out the very small scales. The experimental field-results obtained during the large-scale surf zone experiments carried out in the Ebro Delta, (Spain), under spilling/plunging breaking waves are compared with experiments performed at the Barcelona harbour. The field-measurements include several tests across the surf zone with high vertical resolution. The measured turbulent properties are compared with macroturbulence characteristics and length parameterisations. Diffusion is measured and related to the local velocity spectra so that a generalized Richardson law may be used.

  • Informe sobre las campañas de campo de invierno de 2007 y verano de 2008 en el Puerto de Bilbao

     Mestres Ridge, Marc; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Cateura Sabri, Jordi; Puigdefabregas Sagrista, Juan
    Date: 2009
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  • Bacterial pollution in Cullera Bay (Spanish Mediterranean coast)

     Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Pascual, A; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; del, Rio JG; Rodilla, M
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2009-01
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  • Waves and Surges in the Valencia Gulf. Variability Rather Than Climate Change

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Goodess, C
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2009-01
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  • Physical and numerical modeling of beach response to permeable low-crested coastal structures

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Alsina Torrent, Jose Maria; Castro Alves Oliveira, Tiago; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2009-01
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  • Trend analysis of the sea level and wave storminess in the Catalan Coast

     Casas Prat, Merce; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    International Short Course and Conference on Applied Coastal Research
    Presentation's date: 2009-06-16
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  • Physical and numerical modeling of beach response to permeable low-crested coastal structures

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gironella i Cobos, Framcesc Xavier; Alsina Torrent, José Maria; Castro Alves Oliveira, Tiago; Caceres Rabionet, Ivan; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc
    International Coastal Symposium
    Presentation's date: 2009-04-13
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  • Waves and surges in the Valencia Gulf: variability rather than climate change

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Goodess, C.
    International Coastal Symposium
    Presentation's date: 2009-04-17
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  • Bacterial pollution in Cullera bay (Spanish Mediterranean Coast)

     Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Pascual, Alina; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; González del Rio, J; Rodilla, M
    International Coastal Symposium
    Presentation's date: 2009-04-13
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  • Evaluación integral de la calidad ambiental de las aguas costeras de la bahía de cullera, España

     CUPUL MAGAÑA, LUIS ANTONIO
    Defense's date: 2008-11-05
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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  • Monitoring the discharge of marine outfalls in the coast of Valencia (Spain)

     Pascual, A; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Romero, I; González, J del Río; Rodilla, S Falco & M
    5th International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharge and Coastal Environment
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  • Bacterial pollution due to marine outfalls in the coast of Valencia (Spain)

     Pascual, A; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Romero, I; González, J del Río; Rodilla, S Falco & M
    5th International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharge and Coastal Environment
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  • Description of nutrients seasonal behavior un Ebro river plume

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar
    Date of publication: 2008-07
    Book chapter

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  • Nutrient fluxes in the Ebro estuary

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Date of publication: 2008-07
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  • Simulación numérica de la dinámica de la cuña salina en estuarios micromareales

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo
    Date of publication: 2008-07
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  • Estudio comparativo de modelos de disipación de energía por rotura del oleaje irregular.

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo
    Date of publication: 2008-05
    Book chapter

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  • Medidas y toma de muestras de agua en las interfases de la cuña salina y la pluma en el sistema mar-estuario del río Ebro

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Date of publication: 2008-05
    Book chapter

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  • High vertical resolution sampling in density interfaces of estuaries and river plumes

     Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Estuaries and coasts
    Date of publication: 2008-04
    Journal article

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  • Temporal changes in mollusk and polychaete communities in the soft bottom of Cullera Bay (Western Mediterranean)

     Martí, E.; Torres-Gavilá, J.; Tena, J.; Rodilla, M; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2007
    Journal article

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  • Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment (CIRCE)

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Casas Prat, Merce
    Participation in a competitive project

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  • AQUAS Project: Report on the analysis of the case studies

     Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar
    Date: 2007-03
    Report

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  • Informe sobre la campaña de campo de primavera de 2006 en el Puerto de Tarragona

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Grifoll Colls, Manuel; Espino Infantes, Manel; Puigdefábregas, J; Cateura, J
    Date: 2007-01
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