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Influence of Wind on Suspended Matter in the Water of the Albufera of Valencia (Spain)

Version 1 : Received: 24 February 2021 / Approved: 26 February 2021 / Online: 26 February 2021 (08:17:05 CET)

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Soria, J.; Jover, M.; Domínguez-Gómez, J.A. Influence of Wind on Suspended Matter in the Water of the Albufera of Valencia (Spain). J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 343. Soria, J.; Jover, M.; Domínguez-Gómez, J.A. Influence of Wind on Suspended Matter in the Water of the Albufera of Valencia (Spain). J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 343.

Journal reference: J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 343
DOI: 10.3390/jmse9030343

Abstract

Wind is one of the factors that has a great influence on suspended matter in lakes, especially in shallow lagoons. In order to know how wind affects the water in Albufera of Valencia, a shallow coastal lagoon, the measured variables of turbidity and transparency have been correlated with the estimates by processing Sentinel-2 satellite images with the Sen2Cor processor. Data from four years of study show that most of them are light to gentle easterly breezes and moderate to fresh westerly breezes. The results obtained show significant correlations between the measured variables and those obtained from the satellite images for total suspended matter and water transparency and with the average daily wind speed. There is no significant correlation between wind and chlorophyll a. Moderate to fresh breezes resuspend the fine sediment reaching concentration values from 100 to 300 mg L-1 according to satellite data. However, it is necessary to obtain field data for the values of moderate and fresh winds, as for now there are no experimental data to verify the validity of the satellite estimates.

Subject Areas

transparency; suspended solids; wind effect; shallow lake; Sentinel-2

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