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Modelling Study Of The Dispersion Of Pollutants At São Jacinto Submarine Outfall (Aveiro, Portugal)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030141

Volume

70

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

524.77 kb

Author(s)

M. Ramos, M. Almeida, P. Silva, J. Dubert & J. Antunes do Carmo

Abstract

Modelling study of the dispersal of pollutants at SHo Jacinto submarine outfall (Aveiro, Portugal) M. Ramosl, M. Almeidal, P. Silval, J. Dubertl & J. Antunes do Carrno2 Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Portugal. IMAR, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Abstract The discharge of pollutants into the near shore waters over the continental shelf represents a source of water quality problems. In order to minimise the eventual impact of the discharge in the environment, submarine outfalls have been proposed. These systems avoid the direct contamination of the near shore waters by discharging the pollutants a few kilometres away from the coast, in the inner part of the continental shelf. In this work a numerical study of the dispersion of pollutants at S%o Jacinto (Aveiro, Portugal) submarine outfall is presented. The 3D numerical model ROMS (Regional Oceanographic Modelling System) is used to simulate the flow and the evolution of a cloud of pollutants re

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