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Paper

Year:2013
Author(s):I. Hernández-Carrasco, C. López, A. Orfila, E. Hernández-García
Title:Lagrangian transport in a microtidal coastal area: The Bay of Palma, island of Mallorca, Spain
Journal:NONLINEAR PROCESSES IN GEOPHYSICS
ISSN:1023-5809
JCR Impact Factor:1.692
Volume:20
Issue No.:5
Pages:921-933
D.O.I.:10.5194/npg-20-921-2013
Web:https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/npg-20-921-2013
Abstract:Coastal transport in the Bay of Palma, a small region in the island of Mallorca, Spain, is characterized in terms of Lagrangian descriptors. The data sets used for this study are the output for two months (one in autumn and one in summer) of a high resolution numerical model, ROMS (Regional Ocean Model System), forced atmospherically and with a spatial resolution of 300 m. The two months were selected because of their different wind regime, which is the main driver of the sea dynamics in this area. Finite-size Lyapunov exponents (FSLEs) were used to locate semi-persistent Lagrangian coherent structures (LCS) and to understand the different flow regimes in the bay. The different wind directions and regularity in the two months have a clear impact on the surface bay dynamics, whereas only topographic features appear clearly in the bottom structures. The fluid interchan. © 2013. CC Attribution 3.0 License.

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