Luis González Vilas

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Periodic blooms of Pseudonitzschia spp. in Galician coastal areas have caused virtual collapse of ecosystems with accomp anying serious economic impacts. The aim of this work is the study of the physical environment of a coastal system correlating different bands of MERIS data with in situ chlorophyll data provided by the Marine Environment Quality Control(More)
The use of real time data for oil pollution detection is very important for the monitoring of coastal waters. For this reason it is widely accepted the necessity of new technology and tools in order to improve the oil spill detection methods. In this paper we present the results of Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) technique and GIS tools for the monitoring(More)
The Galician coastal waters are highly productive with an abundant fishing that plays an important role in the economy of the region. The phytoplankton is the basis of the trofic chain in the oceans and its abundance is a good index to estimate the productivity. The phytoplankton concentration can be estimated by using remote sensing tools through the(More)
The surface circulation off the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula is strongly influenced by the atmospheric pressure distribution in the North Atlantic. During the winter season, the combination of the onshore Ekman transport and the geostrophic adjustment of the large-scale oceanic zonal flow causes the appearance of a seasonal poleward along-shore(More)
The Ria de Vigo (northwest Spain) is a coastal inlet strongly influenced by the processes of coastal upwelling and downwelling on the adjacent continental shelf, which in their turn have an effect on the productivity and the cultivation of mussels on this area. Chlorophyll and sea surface temperature (SST) data from satellite (MERIS, MODIS or (A)ATSR) might(More)
In typical case 2 waters an accurate remote sensing retrieval of chlorophyll a (chla) is still challenging. There is a widespread understanding that universally applicable water constituent retrieval algorithms are currently not feasible, shifting the research focus to regionally specific implementations of powerful inversion methods. In this study a series(More)
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