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Operational Tools In The Basque Country (south-eastern Bay Of Biscay) For Water Quality Management Within Harbours

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP090201

Volume

126

Pages

10

Page Range

225 - 234

Published

2009

Size

516 kb

Author(s)

A. Del Campo, L. Ferrer, A. Fontán, M. González, J. Mader, A. Rubio & Ad. Uriarte

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Bay of Biscay, operational oceanography, numerical modelling,harbour, management, pollution