Horizontal Lagrangian transport in a tidal-driven estuary—Transport barriers attached to prominent coastal boundaries

@inproceedings{Venancio2012HorizontalLT,
  title={Horizontal Lagrangian transport in a tidal-driven estuary—Transport barriers attached to prominent coastal boundaries},
  author={Anabela Venancio and Vicente P{\'e}rez-Mu{\~n}uzuri},
  year={2012}
}
Horizontal Lagrangian surface transport is studied in the Ria de Vigo, an estuary in NW Spain with tidal and wind-driven dynamics. Surface drifters and the surface flow from a high-resolution 3-D hydrodynamic model are compared to each other. In particular, our analysis is based on a classical comparison of real and artificial trajectories and on Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) defined as ridges in spatial fields of the Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponent (FTLE). The trajectories of the drifters… CONTINUE READING