Special Issue "Dynamics of Micro-Tidal Bays and Estuaries"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta

United States Geological Survey, Reston, United States
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Phone: 508-457-2204
Interests: coastal oceanography; water level dynamics; estuarine dynamics; flooding; sediment transport; coastal hazard; salinity; coastal ocean modeling
Guest Editor
Dr. Manel Grifoll

Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: Estuarine and coastal hydrodynamic processes; sediment transport; Operational oceanography in coastal waters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Estuaries and coastal bays control the exchanges between riverine and oceanic systems. The study of these systems usually requires multidisciplinary approaches. Estuaries are subject to intense mixing dynamics that control their ecological and sediment characteristics. This Special Issue will provide a collection of original research articles on recent advances in observations, modeling, and analyses in micro-tidal coastal bays and estuarine systems.

Topic areas include:

  • Observations in estuaries and bays
  • Numerical modelling of estuarine dynamics and ecosystems
  • Circulation in shallow environments
  • Coastal bays and estuarine circulation
  • Wave, tidal and storm forcing of semi-enclosed environments
  • Mixing in estuaries
  • Inlet hydrodynamics and morphodynamics
  • Estuarine response to climate change
  • Water quality and light conditions
  • Residence, flushing and other hydrodynamic time parameters
  • Dynamics around estuarine turbidity maxima
  • Sedimentary processes and morphodynamics in estuaries and bays
Dr. Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta
Dr. Manel Grifoll
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Estuaries
  • Micro-Tidal Bays
  • Circulation
  • Sediment Transport
  • Waves
  • Tides
  • Coastal Storms
  • Coastal Morphodynamics
  • Inlets

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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