publication . Article . 2004

REMOTE SENSING OF THE SEDIMENTATION PLUME OF THE RIVER SAN JUAN

Ballestero, Daniel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción
Abstract
The River San Juan (RSJ), in the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, is one the major rivers in Central America and drains the largest basin in the region (38570 km²) in terms of volume. Extending from Lago Cicibolca to the Caribbean Sea, the RSJ is an important source of freshwater, sediments, nutrients and pollutants to the continental shelf. Ecosystems degradation, contamination of water bodies and overexploitation of natural resources, particularly deforestation in the southern part of the basin, modified and incremented sedimentation processes in the basin and the coastal margin during the last few decades. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer and ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, Aquatic Science, Continental shelf, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Advanced very-high-resolution radiometer, Sedimentation, Oceanography, Sediment, Current meter, Plume, Structural basin, Hydrology, Atmospheric correction, Geology
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publication . Article . 2004

REMOTE SENSING OF THE SEDIMENTATION PLUME OF THE RIVER SAN JUAN

Ballestero, Daniel;