Transport time scales as physical descriptors to characterize heavily modified water bodies near ports in coastal zones.

@article{Gomez2014TransportTS,
  title={Transport time scales as physical descriptors to characterize heavily modified water bodies near ports in coastal zones.},
  author={A. L. Guillen Gomez and Javier F. B{\'a}rcena and Jos{\'e} Antonio Juanes and B{\'a}rbara Ondiviela and Mar{\'i}a Luisa S{\'a}mano},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2014},
  volume={136},
  pages={76-84}
}
Physical descriptors that characterize Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWB) based on the presence of ports should assess the degree of water exchange. The main goal of this study is to determine the optimal procedure for estimating Transport Time Scales (TTS) as physical descriptors in order to characterize and manage HMWB near ports in coastal zones. Flushing Time (FT) and Residence Time (RT), using different approaches-analytical and exponential function methods-and different hydrodynamic… CONTINUE READING