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Atlas of susceptibility to pollution in marinas. Application to the Spanish coast

Abstract: An atlas of susceptibility to pollution of 320 Spanish marinas is provided. Susceptibility is assessed through a simple, fast and low cost empirical method estimating the flushing capacity of marinas. The Complexity Tidal Range Index (CTRI) was selected among eleven empirical methods. The CTRI method was selected by means of statistical analyses because: it contributes to explain the system's variance; it is highly correlated to numerical model results; and, it is sensitive to marinas' location and typology. The process of implementation to the Spanish coast confirmed its usefulness, versatility and adaptability as a tool for the environmental management of marinas worldwide. The atlas of susceptibility, assessed through CTRI values, is an appropriate instrument to prioritize environmental and planning strategies at a regional scale.

 Fuente: Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume 114, Issue 1, 15 January 2017, Pages 239?246

 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

 Publication date: 01/01/2017

 No. of pages: 8

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.09.009

 ISSN: 0025-326X,1879-3363

 Spanish project: MarPort project (BIA2012-34123)

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