Assessment of susceptibility to pollution in littoral waters using the concept of recovery time.

@article{Gomez2014AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of susceptibility to pollution in littoral waters using the concept of recovery time.},
  author={A. L. Guillen Gomez and Jos{\'e} Antonio Juanes and B{\'a}rbara Ondiviela and Jos{\'e} Antonio Revilla},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={140-8}
}
Susceptibility to pollution can be related to the flushing capacity of aquatic systems. Transport time scales constitute a useful tool for representing the water exchange and transport processes. A new transport time scale, recovery time, and a methodology to estimate it by means of numerical models is hereby developed. Recovery time, calculated in Gijon, Santander and Tarragona harbours, is significantly related to physical, chemical and biological water quality indicators. Susceptibility… CONTINUE READING