Title: A 3D Hydrodynamic Fate and Transport Model for Herbicides in Sacca di Goro Coastal Lagoon (Northern Adriatic)
Authors: CARAFA ROBERTAMARINOV DimitarDUERI SIBYLLEWOLLGAST JANLIGTHART JACOBUSCANUTI ElisabettaVIAROLI P.ZALDIVAR COMENGES JOSE'
Citation: MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN vol. 52 no. 10 p. 1231-1248
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC32189
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC32189
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Sacca di Goro is a shallow coastal microtidal lagoon with a surface area of 26 km2, and an average depth of about 1.5 m. Fresh water pollutants loads from Po River branches and several drainage canals lead to anthropogenic eutrophication, frequent summer anoxia crises and chemical contamination. Such events not only affect the lagoon ecosystem but also cause serious economic losses, the lagoon being the second producer of clams in Italy. The present work aims at using a fate model coupled with COHERENS 3D hydrodynamic model to simulate and to explain the spatial distribution and temporal variations of s-triazines herbicides in the Sacca di Goro lagoon. The simulation results of spatial and temporal dynamic behaviour of atrazine, simazine and terbuthylazine have been compared with experimental data obtained during an annual monitoring programme.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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