Very High Resolution Tools for the Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Hazards in Coastal Areas

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2021
Date published: 01/2021
Authors: Guillermo García-Sánchez, Ana Mancho, Antonio Ramos, Josep Coca, Begoña Pérez-Gómez, Enrique Álvarez-Fanjul, Marcos Sotillo, Manuel García-León, Víctor García-Garrido, Stephen Wiggins
Journal title: Frontiers in Marine Science
Volume: 7

Recently, new steps have been taken for the development of operational applications in coastal areas which require very high resolutions both in modeling and remote sensing products. In this context, this work describes a complete monitoring of an oil spill: we discuss the performance of high resolution hydrodynamic models in the area of Gran Canaria and their ability for describing the evolution of a real-time event of a diesel fuel spill, well-documented by port authorities and tracked with very high resolution remote sensing products. Complementary information supplied by different sources enhances the description of the event and supports their validation.

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