Iria Sala

Iria Sala
University of Strathclyde · Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Oceanography

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19
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13 Research Items
132 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2021 - present
University of Strathclyde
Position
  • Research Associate
June 2020 - May 2021
Spanish National Research Council
Position
  • PhD Student
May 2015 - April 2019
Universidad de Cádiz
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
May 2015 - January 2021
Universidad de Cádiz
Field of study
  • Oceanography
October 2008 - February 2010
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Field of study
  • Marine Oceanography
September 1999 - June 2008
University of Vigo
Field of study
  • Marine Biology

Publications

Publications (19)
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This study was conducted to address the changes in the surface distribution of trace metals (cobalt, copper, iron, cadmium, nickel, zinc, lead and molybdenum) as they are advected from the Gulf of Cadiz to the Alboran Sea, through the Strait of Gibraltar (south Iberian Peninsula), regions of great ecosystemic importance. Trace metals concentrations...
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The temporal evolution of the physical and biogeochemical properties of the Atlantic Jet (AJ) along the first ∼ 75 m of the water column during a 4-day journey was analysed by following the trajectory of a drifter dragged by the jet from the Strait of Gibraltar towards the Alborán Sea. Three stages were differentiated based on the evolution of seve...
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This outreach article explains the importance of ocean currents in transporting particles, organisms, and litter across large oceanic basins.
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The main objective of the present study is to gain insight into the response of the Atlantic Jet (AJ) to the atmospheric forcing, in order to understand the hydrodynamic processes behind its disconnection from the Western Alboran Gyre (WAG) and the eastward displacement of the latter. An analysis was carried out based on observations of High Freque...
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Within the Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone, the Great Meteor and Madeira-Tore complexes are highly productive areas, which are likely to be classified as marine protected areas (MPAs) due to their ecological vulnerability. This was the main focus of the BIOMETORE project and, framed on it, the aim of the present study was to investigate the phys...
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Polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUAs) are bioactive molecules suggested as chemical defenses and infochemicals. In marine coastal habitats, diatoms reach high PUA production levels during bloom episodes. Two fractions of PUA can usually be analyzed: pPUA obtained via artificial breakage of collected phytoplankton cells and dissolved PUA already released...
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Cape Trafalgar has been highlighted as a hotspot of high chlorophyll concentrations, as well as a source of biomass for the Alborán Sea. It is located in an unique geographical framework between the Gulf of Cádiz (GoC), which is dominated by long-term seasonal variability, and the Strait of Gibraltar, which is mainly governed by short-term tidal va...
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ABSTRACTAn ocean circulation forecasting model for the Madeira Archipelago is operational since May 2010. Developing a forecasting system for a small island oceanic region, deprived from in-situ observations, is a challenging task since there are limited ways to validate predictions. Furthermore, model resolution concurrent with insufficient comput...
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Understand the general routes of dispersion mediated by ocean currents is of special interest for fisheries management and conservation biology, being a very useful tool in the definition of protected areas. This knowledge is inestimable in the particular case of the Azores Island, a hot-spot of biodiversity in the Atlantic Ocean. A first approach...
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The Alborán sea is a highly dynamic area connecting the Strait of Gibraltar with the rest of the western basin of the Mediterranean Sea. It is an area characterized by mesoscale processes that strongly affect several biological processes and, therefore, the physiological state of the phytoplanktonic assemblage. The aim of this research is to analyz...
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Results from a fixed station carried out in the frame of the MEGAN project.
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The capacity of the Azores Archipelago to capture and retain incoming particles and organisms that are drifting with the oceanic currents was the main focus of this study. Using the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model coupled with the Connectivity Modeling System (an offline Lagrangian tool) a series of experiments were conducted to determine: i) the ori...
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MASTER THESIS. Size-abundance spectra (SAS) were analyzed in different phytoplankton assemblages of the Alborán Sea collected in areas with contrasting hydrological features (upwelling areas and anticyclonic gyre). Abundance of micro-plankton cells decreased following the hydrological gradient from the most productive stations towards offshore stat...
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The study of the transport by ocean currents has important applications for fisheries, conservation biology, pollution control, military and rescue missions, amongst others Using Ariane (an off-line Lagrangian tool) coupled to a Regional Oceanic Modeling System (ROMS) were mapped the general transport pathways of the northeast Atlantic Ocean. After...
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Biomass size distribution, light absorption properties and carbon and nitrogen uptake rates were analysed in phytoplankton assemblages along coast–offshore gradients. During sampling, the coastal stations were affected by upwelling. In contrast, the offshore stations were located at the western Alboran anticyclonic gyre core. Surface nitrate concen...
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This study focused on mapping the general transport pathways of the northeast Atlantic Ocean by using the Regional Oceanic Modeling System to calculate ocean current velocity components (u, v, w), and Ariane (an off-line Fortran code dedicated to the computation of three-dimensional streamlines from velocity fields) to calculate the transport of pa...

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Projects (3)
Archived project
This project aims to strengthen the operational oceanography in the Iberian margin and on the coast of the Northern Euro region of Portugal-Galicia. It Stresses on the need to provide operational services that allow seek solutions to each of the potential users that have been identified in the RAIA Observatory.
Project
Implement a coastal observation network between Galicia and Northern Portugal to consolidate operational oceanography in the Iberian margin with the creation of new scientific and technological opportunities that stimulate the economy of the sea. Main objectives: 1. Build, complete and consolidate cross-border infrastructure ocean observation. 2. Adapt and validate operational oceanography models that reproduce the regional ocean dynamics. 3. Establish a platform for the management and distribution of data 4. Develop a management model of cross-border ocean observatory and tools for end users (downstream services)