Daniel Ballarín Ferrer

Daniel Ballarín Ferrer
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Degree in Geography // Master GIS & Remote Sensing

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September 2011 - present
University of Zaragoza
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Publications (66)
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The hydromorphological diagnosis and assessment of rivers is a necessary procedure aimed to improve the ecological status of rivers af- fected by notable human impacts. The hydrogeomorphological index IHG was designed 15 years ago for that purpose. Its most updated version and its modality for ephemeral courses (IHG-E) are presented. All applicatio...
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Los trabajos de hidromorfología fluvial en España se han desarrollado en el presente siglo y han sido abordados en su mayor parte desde la Geografía Física. Esta ciencia aporta una visión integradora de todos los factores, elementos y procesos en la dinámica fluvial, resultando muy útil en el diagnóstico del estado de los ríos y en la propuesta de...
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Los cursos de agua efímeros del ámbito mediterráneo plantean muchas dificultades para que puedan ser objeto de programas de restauración. Los problemas derivan de la gravedad de los impactos geomorfológicos que sufren, de su funcionamiento repentino y esporádico-de ocurrencia a veces impredecible-, de su escasísima consideración en el marco de la g...
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La cartografía en general, y la cartografía digital en particular, es una de las herramientas principales en cualquier estudio relacionado con el territorio, cualquiera que sea el elemento del territorio a analizar. La cartografía topográfica, la cartografía temática, la ortofotografía, los modelos digitales nos permiten conocer desde la distancia...
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Complete 3D models of five alluvial reaches affected by the removal of Inturia dam (Leitzaran River) have been obtained through laser scanner techniques. Removal was accomplished in four phases, 3 m per year, and completed in January 2016. Data registration started before the removal started in 2013 and every year after. Therefore erosion and sedim...
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The use of topographic instruments for massive data capture, like laser scanner, automatic photogrammetry or drones, is very frequent in the geometric documentation of different realities like heritage, industry or geomorphology. However, the apparent simplicity in the handling of such devices and the high speed of the measurement hides the true wo...
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River dynamics, global change and human pressure in Ebro basin, channel and delta. The river Ebro and its tributaries has undergone very remarkable changes since 1950. They have suffered marked process of simplification and stabilization, both in the main river and in its main Pyrenean and Iberian tributaries. They show important changes in the cha...
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The ecological condition and functionality of the Ebro basin’s rivers have suffered a notable deterioration in the last decades, because of the global change and anthropic pressures. Opposite to this problem, the initiatives of restoration are still scanty, local and very dispersed in the territory. Ebro basin does not stand out at present for rive...
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River restoration in Ebro basin, a synthesis. The ecological condition and functionality of the Ebro basin’s rivers have suffered a notable deterioration in the last decades, because of the global change and anthropic pressures. Opposite to this problem, the initiatives of restoration are still scanty, local and very dispersed in the territory. Ebr...
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Hydrological and geomorphological studies have increased in recent years indicating their importance to understand the functioning of river systems. In this research, the hydrogeomorphological quality of the Utcubamba River, located in the Amazon basin, was evaluated. By applying the Hydrogeomorphological Index (IHG) along its main watercourse the...
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The methodology and results of two dam removals in two different rivers is presented and compared. One removed all-at-once and the second one in a four-stage removal process. Methodology included topographical measurements of the channel, TLS measurements of river bed and bars and sediment grain size and transport. Morphological channel adjustments...
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The application of hydrogeomorphology as a tool for river management and decision making on reference condition definition for river restoration is presented. Water Framework Directive (2000/60/CE) requires the identification of reference conditions and attainable target images, to achieve the good ecological status, taking into account the direct...
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RIVER DYNAMICS, GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN PRESSURE IN EBRO BASIN, CHANNEL AND DELTA. The river Ebro and its tributaries has undergone very remarkable changes since 1950. They have suffered marked process of simplification and stabilization, both in the main river and in its main Pyrenean and Iberian tributaries. They show important changes in the cha...
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River restoration in Ebro basin, a synthesis. The ecological condition and functionality of the Ebro basin's rivers have suffered a notable deterioration in the last decades, because of the global change and anthropic pressures. Opposite to this problem, the initiatives of restoration are still scanty, local and very dispersed in the territory. Ebr...
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Dam removal has been demonstrated to be one of the most frequent and effective fluvial restoration actions but at most dam removals, especially of small dams, there has been little geomorphological monitoring. The results of the geomorphological monitoring implemented in two dams in the rivers Urumea and Leitzaran (northern Spain) are presented. Th...
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Karst aquifers present particular hydrological features, such as a high heterogeneity generated by the endokarstic network, a high-speed water transit and therefore a short residence time. When these aquifers are located in high mountain areas, such as the National Park Ordesa and Monte Perdido, the hydrological response is also affected by the eff...
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The development and application of a methodology for the identification of the morphological reference condition and target image for the morphological restoration in the Oiartzun and Oria basins (Gipuzkoa) is presented. The methodology started with the identification of the geomorphological homogeneous river reaches. Two reach-making processes wer...
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The development and application of a methodology for the identification of the morphological reference condition and target image for river restoration is presented. The methodology started with the identification of the geomorphological homogeneous river reaches. Two reach-making processes were developed; one based on crossed variables by GIS tool...
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RESUMEN: El estudio del paisaje, como reflejo de la interacción durante siglos entre el ser humano y el medio natural, presenta un notable desarrollo en los últimos años. Desde la redacción del Convenio Europeo del Paisaje (Florencia, 2000) numerosas Administraciones, especialmente a nivel autonómico, han ido desarrollando estudios a diversas escal...
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Durante los últimos años el río Ebro ha experimentado importantes eventos de crecida, varios de ellos con carácter extraordinario en el Ebro Medio. Todos han provocado la inundación de un sector de la amplia llanura aluvial que el río posee en su tramo medio, abriendo un importante debate social sobre las medidas más adecuadas para paliar los efect...
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RESUMEN: La restauración fluvial es un dominio científico-técnico de reciente y creciente desarrollo. En España y en todos los países es muy destacable la aportación de los geógrafos a la restauración fluvial, especialmente desde el ámbito de la hidrología y la geomorfología fluvial. En este trabajo de síntesis se exponen las principales líneas tem...
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Póster presentado en el II Congreso Ibérico de Restauración Fluvial Restauraríos 2015, Pamplona, 9-11 Junio 2015.
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Resumen Se presenta la metodología diseñada para el seguimiento geomorfológico del derribo de las presas de Mendaraz (río Urumea) e Inturia (río Leitzaran) en Gipuzkoa, así como los resultados obtenidos. Se han realizado secciones transversales, perfiles longitudinales, abundantes mediciones de procesos sobre testigos, mediciones con escáner láser...
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Resumen Con el objetivo de la colaboración en la evaluación periódica del estado de las masas de agua de la categoría ríos en España, se está generando un protocolo de caracterización y valoración de la hidromorfología, que incluye hidrología, conectividad acuíferos-ríos, transporte de sedimentos y morfología fluvial, conectividad longitudinal y fr...
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Resumen Se presenta el desarrollo y la aplicación de una metodología para la identificación de la condición de referencia e imagen objetivo alcanzable para la restauración de la morfología fluvial en las cuencas de Oiartzun y Oria en Gipuzkoa. El principio metodológico lo constituye una tipificación, que identifica tramos homogéneos geomorfológicam...
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A methodology for dam removal monitoring and the results of two case studies is presented: Mendaraz dam (Urumea River) and Inturia dam (Leitzaran River), both located in Gipuzkoa. This monitoring is conducted by river survey cross-sections, measurements of processes and granulometrical analysis. Fast sediment erosion and sedimentation together with...
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A methodology for dam removal monitoring and the results of two case studies is presented: Mendaraz dam (Urumea River) and Inturia dam (Leitzaran River), both located in Gipuzkoa. This monitoring is conducted by river survey cross-sections, measurements of processes and granulometrical analysis. Fast sediment erosion and sedimentation together with...
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The geomorphological monitoring made for one year after the dam removal of Mendaraz (Gipuzkoa) has consisted of river channel cross-sections, longitudinal profiles, lateral and vertical dynamics of river banks measurements from fix points and 200 marked trees, sediment grain size, mobility and transport assessment and river bed morphologies. River...
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Intensas precipitaciones en los días 19 y 20 de octubre de2012 generaron crecidas en toda la red fluvial de los afluentes pirenaicos de la cuenca del Ebro. Se presentan brevemente los registros de precipitación alcanzados, las distintas respuestas hidrológicas y las principales situaciones de riesgo. Se reflexiona sobre las consecuencias de estas c...
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On 19th and 20th October of 2012 an event of intense rainfall triggered flooding processes in the whole watershed of the Pyrenean tributaries of the Ebro basin. A brief description of rainfall data, hydrological responses and risk situations is presented. A reflection of the consequences of these floods is presented along with a necessity to change...
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An updated version of the IHG index is presented. The index is based on three appraisal parameters: 1) the functional quality of the fluvial system, including a) flow regime naturalness, b) sediment supply and mobility, and c) floodplain functionality; 2) the channel quality, including a) channel morphology and planform naturalness, b) riverbed con...
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ABSTRACT Fluvial geomorphology can be used as a diagnostic tool to assess the state of a river system and also for the spatial and temporal monitoring of channel restoration or rehabilitation actions. For these objectives a wide range of geomorphological control variables, processes, forms, attributes, indexes and ratios can be used. Within all of...
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The interventions in fluvial channels conducted in La Rioja in the second half of 2009 will be analysed. They are conventional engineering actions designed to stabilise the channels and provide them with greater drainage capacity. Hence, they are far removed from the basic principles of fluvial rest oration. In these interventions some environmenta...
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River dynamics are the key to fluvial systems not only in terms of how they work, but also with regard to the ecological, landscape, and environmental value of these systems. If a river is to be preserved as an ecosystem and an environmental corridor in the territory, it is mainly its hydro-geomorphological dynamics that have to be protected, becau...
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La dinámica fluvial es la clave no sólo del funcionamiento, sino también del valor ecológico, paisajístico y ambiental de los sistemas fluviales. Si se quiere conservar un río como ecosistema y como corredor ambiental en el territorio se debe proteger ante todo su dinámica hidrogeomorfológica, porque ésta es la que va a garantizar la protección de...
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Resumen: La dinámica fluvial es la clave no sólo del funcionamiento, sino tam-bién del valor ecológico, paisajístico y ambiental de los sistemas fluviales. Si se quiere conservar un río como ecosistema y como corredor ambiental en el terri-torio se debe proteger ante todo su dinámica hidrogeomorfológica, porque ésta es la que va a garantizar la pro...
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A new assessment system based on hydromorphological parameters to determinate the ecological status of rivers in Aragon has been designed. Different indicators have been used: naturalness of the basin and discharge, continuity, channel morphology, conectivity with hillslopes and groundwaters, channel changes and riparian corridor. The fluvial netwo...
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Se ha diseñado un sistema de valoración de indicadores hidrogeomorfológicos de cara a la definición del estado ecológico de los ríos de Aragón. Se emplean distintos indicadores de naturalidad, continuidad y complejidad en la cuenca, el caudal, el cauce y el corredor ribereño. Dividida la red fluvial principal de Aragón en 723 sectores funcionales i...
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El curso medio del río Ebro ha asistido en los últimos 80 años a notables cambios, tanto en el trazado de su cauce menor como en los usos del suelo del llano de inundación. Se han analizado los cambios observados entre las fotografías aéreas de 1927, 1957 y 1998. Han sido frecuentes la ampliación de sinuosidades y la migración y corta de meandros....
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Resumen: Diferenciar distintos tipos de cursos de agua en la red fluvial es un proceso clave de la aplicación de la Directiva 2000/60/CE a la determinación de la calidad ecológica de los ríos. Se aporta iin sencillo método de tipificación basado en criterios hidromorfológicos y apoyado en los descriptores que pro-pone la Directiva. Se establecen tr...
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[ES] El río Gállego presenta una notable complejidad y diversidad hidrológica y geomorfológica en su recorrido N-S. Se caracteriza su funcionamiento como sistema fluvial, muy marcado por embalses y derivaciones de caudal. En su curso bajo, a pesar de un funcionamiento hidrológico muy alterado y un claro déficit de caudales y de procesos de crecida,...

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