Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 15, 215–226, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-215-2019

Special issue: Coastal modelling and uncertainties based on CMEMS products

Ocean Sci., 15, 215–226, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-215-2019

Research article 04 Mar 2019

Research article | 04 Mar 2019

Use of a hydrodynamic model for the management of water renovation in a coastal system

Pablo Cerralbo et al.

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In this contribution we investigate the hydrodynamic response in Alfacs Bay (Delta Ebro, NW Mediterranean Sea) to freshwater flows and inner bay to open sea connections. The numerical model ROMS is applied nested to Copernicus models and validated with in situ data. Considering the results, only the modification of freshwater flows is recommended due to its lower impact on the environment and associated economic costs. None of the proposed solutions solve the problem related to warm waters.