Video Monitoring PUERTO MORELOS

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Video Monitoring PUERTO MORELOS

Principal Investigator: Dr. E. Tonatiuh Mendoza Ponce


A video monitoring station was installed on September 15, 2015 at the UNAM station in Puerto Morelos (Quintana Roo). It is intended to obtain coastline variation data associated with different time scales (including the effect of extreme events) to identify erosion vulnerability indicators that include anthropogenic effects and, in the long term, effects due to climate change in a reef firinging beach. Likewise, it has proved to be an invaluable tool to monitor the arrival of sargassum to the beach and to know the time that remains in the coastal system.

Berriel, D., Mariño, I.J., Ojeda, E., Enríquez, C., Mendoza, E.T., Gracia, D. 2017. Condiciones oceanográficas de arribo y dispersión masiva de Sargassum Spp. en la laguna arrecifal de Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. Reunión Anual de la Unión Geofísica Mexicana 2017.

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