Operational Tools In The Basque Country (south-eastern Bay Of Biscay) For Water Quality Management Within Harbours
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A. Del Campo, L. Ferrer, A. Fontán, M. González, J. Mader, A. Rubio & Ad. Uriarte
In this contribution, a pre-operational local oceanic system, which combines data acquisition with numerical modelling in the two main harbours of the Basque Country, Bilbao and Pasaia, is described. The analysis of wind and current measurements showed the adequacy of the data acquisition system to provide open boundary conditions to solve the hydrodynamics in the internal part of the harbour domains. The use of the Finite Element hydrodynamic model, TRIMODENA, combined with a Lagrangian Particle Tracking Model (LPTM), offers a viable method to simulate the spatio-temporal evolution of pollutant dispersion for water quality management in an operational way. Some applications of the present modelling system are shown. Keywords: Bay of Biscay, operational oceanography, numerical modelling, harbour, management, pollution.
Bay of Biscay, operational oceanography, numerical modelling,harbour, management, pollution