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Methodology for defining homogeneous water bodies for management purposes

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Methodology for defining homogeneous water bodies for management purposes. / Schourup-Kristensen, Vibe; Maar, Marie; Larsen, Janus; Mohn, Christian; Murawski, Jens; She, Jun; Jakobsen, Hans H.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 173, No. Part A, 113004, 12.2021.

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title = "Methodology for defining homogeneous water bodies for management purposes",
abstract = "European legislation requires monitoring of toxic algae in marine areas where shellfish are harvested for consumption. Monitoring assumes the existence of homogeneous water bodies, the definition of which have important implications for stakeholders and consumers. Yet, the definition of homogeneous water bodies remains unclear. Here we present a methodology to divide coastal and estuarine waters into homogeneous water bodies to monitor toxic algae. The proposed method is mainly based on water transport, and secondarily on oceanographic characteristics; salinity and sea surface height. We apply the methodology to the Limfjord in Denmark and demonstrate its usefulness in areas with a complicated coastal morphology. The oceanographic descriptors applied in the method are standard outputs from coastal hydrodynamical models. Provided that validated and high resolution model output is available for a given area, the technique is thus adaptable to other morphologically and oceanographically complicated estuarine and coastal areas where toxic algae monitoring is necessary.",
keywords = "Estuarine management, Homogeneous water masses, Limfjorden, Toxic algae management, Transitional waters",
author = "Vibe Schourup-Kristensen and Marie Maar and Janus Larsen and Christian Mohn and Jens Murawski and Jun She and Jakobsen, {Hans H.}",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Methodology for defining homogeneous water bodies for management purposes

AU - Schourup-Kristensen, Vibe

AU - Maar, Marie

AU - Larsen, Janus

AU - Mohn, Christian

AU - Murawski, Jens

AU - She, Jun

AU - Jakobsen, Hans H.

N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s)

PY - 2021/12

Y1 - 2021/12

N2 - European legislation requires monitoring of toxic algae in marine areas where shellfish are harvested for consumption. Monitoring assumes the existence of homogeneous water bodies, the definition of which have important implications for stakeholders and consumers. Yet, the definition of homogeneous water bodies remains unclear. Here we present a methodology to divide coastal and estuarine waters into homogeneous water bodies to monitor toxic algae. The proposed method is mainly based on water transport, and secondarily on oceanographic characteristics; salinity and sea surface height. We apply the methodology to the Limfjord in Denmark and demonstrate its usefulness in areas with a complicated coastal morphology. The oceanographic descriptors applied in the method are standard outputs from coastal hydrodynamical models. Provided that validated and high resolution model output is available for a given area, the technique is thus adaptable to other morphologically and oceanographically complicated estuarine and coastal areas where toxic algae monitoring is necessary.

AB - European legislation requires monitoring of toxic algae in marine areas where shellfish are harvested for consumption. Monitoring assumes the existence of homogeneous water bodies, the definition of which have important implications for stakeholders and consumers. Yet, the definition of homogeneous water bodies remains unclear. Here we present a methodology to divide coastal and estuarine waters into homogeneous water bodies to monitor toxic algae. The proposed method is mainly based on water transport, and secondarily on oceanographic characteristics; salinity and sea surface height. We apply the methodology to the Limfjord in Denmark and demonstrate its usefulness in areas with a complicated coastal morphology. The oceanographic descriptors applied in the method are standard outputs from coastal hydrodynamical models. Provided that validated and high resolution model output is available for a given area, the technique is thus adaptable to other morphologically and oceanographically complicated estuarine and coastal areas where toxic algae monitoring is necessary.

KW - Estuarine management

KW - Homogeneous water masses

KW - Limfjorden

KW - Toxic algae management

KW - Transitional waters

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U2 - 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113004

DO - 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113004

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 34601250

AN - SCOPUS:85115915678

VL - 173

JO - Marine Pollution Bulletin

JF - Marine Pollution Bulletin

SN - 0025-326X

IS - Part A

M1 - 113004

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