Some Considerations About a Coastal Lagoon (RJ-Brasil) Trophic Level
The growing urban occupation in coastal areas has generated environmental disturbs such as the eutrophication of semi-enclosed water bodies. The Marapendi Lagoon, located at a fast developing...

Restoring the Beach Profile with Vegetation
Owing to the fast moving urban expansion of the city of Rio de Janeiro toward one of its most preserved coastal areas, Barra da Tijuca district, it was necessary to implement some substructure...

Institutional Prospects in Managing Coastal Environmental Conservation Units in Paraná State, Brazil

Management and Engineering at Araruama Lagoon, Brazil
Contrary to generalized expectations, the shores of Araruama Lagoon turned out to be abundant of examples of morphological changes, primarily due to disregard of basic coastal engineering...

A Coastal Ecosystem Management and Its Effects in a Subtropical Climate: The Conceicao Lagoon
The Conceicao Lagoon on Santa Catarina Island along the south coast of Brazil constitutes a natural and scenic resource of ecological, economic and scientific value. Due to natural and...

Environmental Education Program
This work originated from a proposal by the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). Oceanography Department, and Human Sciences and Social Integration Department of Colegio de Aplicacao-UERJ...

Heavy Metal Pollution of Santa Catarina Island, Brazil
On Santa Catarina Island, Brazil, mangrove ecosystems although considered by present legislation as 'Areas of Permanent Preservation', have been undergoing progressive elimination for...

Patos Lagoon
Patos Lagoon is one of South America's most important lagoonal environments. There is a complex of basins, controlled by the coastal lagoons Mirim and Patos, whose salinity regime is influenced...

Large Flood Plains Modeling by a Cell Scheme: Application to the Pantanal of Mato Grosso
The computational modeling of large flood plains presents difficulties related to the mathematical approach of the phenomenon and also to the discretization of the area under study. In...

Global Search Technique to Calibrate Rainfall Runoff Models
The calibration of rainfall-runoff models in hydrology has not yet reached a satisfactory solution, using either manual or automatic procedures. This paper introduces a simple conceptual...

Stratification Models Sensitivity to Solar Radiation Data
A one-dimensional water quality model (WESTEX model) for simulation of thermal stratification is used to test the performance of such models related to hydrometeorological input data....

Hydropower in Brazil: Past View and Future Directions

Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

Application of a Beach Plan Evolution Model in Sergipe, Brazil
An offshore breakwater 543 m long located at about 2.4 km from the shore at 10 m of water depth (above chart datums) provides protection to a liquid bulk terminal (Terminal Portuarlo de...

Application of Results from the Poços de Caldas Project in the Kristallin-I HLW Performance Assessment

Technology Transfer for Projects in South America
Engineering services were provided for three projects in South America. One project was located in the Pampa Region of Argentina and two others in northern Brazil. The projects were: 1)...

Hydraulic Design of Offshore Breakwater in Sergipe, Brazil
A Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.) marine terminal was recently constructed in Sergipe, Brazil (Figure 1). The offshore breakwater was initially designed in a conventional way, but...

Remote Sensing and the Coastal Management in Brazil
This paper intends to demonstrate the possibility of employing remote sensing techniques in the Brazilian Coastal Management Program (Programa Brasileiro de Gerenciamento Costeiro). It...

Sponge Distribution at Arraial do Cabo, SE Brazil
Spatial and temporal distribution of shallow water sponges were studied on southeastern Brazilian rocky coasts by means of qualitative and quantitative samples made by SCUBA diving. Cluster...

Studies on Meiofauna on Rio de Janeiro Coast, Brazil
This work presents a preliminary survey of the meiofauna groups and the distribution, abundance and temporal changes of the community at Praia Vermelha (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), in July...

 

 

 

 

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