Flushing time as a descriptor for heavily modified water bodies classification and management: application to the Huelva Harbour.

@article{Smano2012FlushingTA,
  title={Flushing time as a descriptor for heavily modified water bodies classification and management: application to the Huelva Harbour.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Luisa S{\'a}mano and Javier F. B{\'a}rcena and Andr{\'e}s Garc{\'i}a and Alfonso Leon Guillen Gomez and C{\'e}sar {\'A}lvarez and Jos{\'e} Antonio Bezanilla Revilla},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={
          37-44
        }
}
Since the flushing time is a physical descriptor used to distinguish between different types of heavily modified water bodies (HMWB), the establishment of a methodology for its calculation becomes important. In order to achieve this task, a methodological procedure involving the tide mean value and variable river flow values is proposed. The hydrodynamics were assessed using a two-dimensional model which integrates the depth-averaged mass and momentum equations in the time and space domains and… CONTINUE READING
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