Special Issue "Numerical Modelling of Circulation and Biogeochemistry of Esturine-Coastal Continuums"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: Estuarine and Coastal Physical Oceanography; stratification/mixing; Estuarine biogeochemistry; hydrodynamic and biogeochemical modelling
Interests: ocean biogeochestry; ocean modeling; water quality modeling; water resources; water management; coastal and estuarine processes
Interests: estuarine oceanography; sea level rise; climate change; coastal flooding; tidal processes; physical-biogeochemical interactions; numerical modelling
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The estuary–coastal continuum is a common feature along the continental margin that is exposed to pressures and hazards from both land and sea. Consequently, these systems rank among the most transformed and imperilled social-ecological systems on earth. Changes in tidal propagation, freshwater discharge, and meteorological forcing impact the physical and biological nature of these ecosystems, making the knowledge of estuarine dynamics and biogeochemical variability vital for the management and preservation of the coastal continuum. Numerical modelling and satellite imagery have emerged over the past several decades as accepted tools in estuarine coastal research. In this framework, circulation and biogeochemical models and state-of-the art satellite data (MODIS, Sentinel, or Landsat) are among the most used tools for estuary–coastal analysis due to their ability to reproduce different temporal and spatial scales.
This Special Issue contributes to the study of physical and biogeochemical variability along the estuary–coast continuum, and should bring new insights and approaches to the management of such systems, as well as to dealing with the associated risks and uncertainties. For that, this Special Issue intends to bring together the scientific community, merging the contributions from several disciplines of estuarine and coastal science (numerical modellers, physical oceanographers, marine biologists, engineers, etc.).
We invite contributions focusing on:
- State-of-the-art circulation and biogeochemical models for the estuary–coastal continuum
- Dynamics and variability at the estuary–coastal continuum
- Satellite data studies in estuaries and coastal systems
- Case studies and scenario analyses (natural and human)
The following contributions are welcomed: research papers, review articles, and case studies, all addressing coastal systems and the issues related to their dynamics, including natural and human changes.
Dr. Nuno Vaz
Dr. Marcos Mateus
Prof. Dr. João Miguel Dias
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- physical and biological processes
- numerical and risk assessment
- hydro-biogeochemical models
- estuary–coastal continuums
- satellite data