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Mohid Water Modelling System has been applied to several coastal and estuarine areas and it has shown its ability to simulate successfully very different spatial and temporal scales, below it can be found a list of the documented applications. The Mohid applications can also be explored through a Google map.


Including the main Portuguese estuaries

  • Douro (Pina et al., 2003; Silva et al., 2004; Saraiva et al., 2007b),
  • Guadiana (Cunha et al., 2000),
  • Lima (Saraiva et al., 2007b),
  • Minho (Saraiva et al., 2007b),
  • Mondego (Saraiva et al., 2007b),
  • Tagus (Portela, 1996; Pina et al., 2000; Pina, 2001; Leitão, 2002; Braunschweig et al., 2003; Pina et al., 2003; Leitão et al., 2003b; Fernandes, L., 2005; Saraiva et al., 2005; Saraiva et al., 2007b),
  • Sado (Martins et al., 2001; Martins et al., 2002; Saraiva et al., 2007b).

Along with most of the Galician Rias (Spain):

  • A Coruña (Gomez-Gesteira et al., 1999),
  • Ferrol (deCastro et al., 2002),
  • Pontevedra (Taboada et al., 2000; Ruiz-Villarreal et al., 2000; Ruiz-Villarreal et al., 2002; deCastro et al., 2004),
  • Vigo (Taboada et al., 1998; Montero, 1999; Montero et al., 1999; Gomez-Gesteira et al., 1999).

And some northern European estuaries:

  • Western Scheldt (Belgium-The Netherlands) (Cancino & Neves, 1999; Campuzano-Guillén, 2004),
  • Gironde (France) (Cancino & Neves, 1999),
  • Carlingford (Ireland) (Leitão, 1996).

Coastal lagoons

  • Ria de Aveiro (Trancoso et al., 2005; Vaz et al., 2005; Saraiva, 2005; Saraiva et al., 2007b; Genio et al., 2008),
  • Óbidos (Silva & Leitão, 2005),
  • Ria Formosa (Silva et al., 2002; Martins et al., 2004; Nobre et al., 2005; Saraiva et al., 2007b).
  • Patos Lagoon (Brazil) (Janeiro et al., 2008)

Submarine canyons

  • Aviles (Spain) (Villareal et al., 2004),
  • Nazaré (Portugal) (Garcia et al., submitted).

Coastal systems

  • Algarve coastal circulation (Portugal) (Leitão et al., 2005; Leitão, 2007),
  • Chilean Patagonian fjord region (Marín & Campuzano, 2007),
  • Estoril Coast (Portugal) (Fernandes, R., 2005),
  • Galician Coast (Spain) (Leitão et al., 2003a; Carracedo et al., 2006),
  • São Paulo Province coastal area (Brazil) (Leitão et al., 2004).


  • Alboran Sea (Santos, 1995),
  • Mediterranean outflow (Riflet, 2007),
  • Mediterranean Sea (Taboada, 1999),
  • Portuguese coastal current (Coelho, 2002),
  • Northern European Atlantic front (Santos et al., 2002),
  • North Sea (Bernardes, 2007),
  • Slope current along the European Atlantic shelf break (Neves et al., 1998),
  • Western Iberia coast (Coelho et al., 2002; Santos et al., 2005; Riflet et al., 2007).

Coastal structures

  • Port of Fortaleza (Brazil) (Silva et al., 2000)


  • Monte Novo (Braunschweig, 2001),
  • Roxo (Braunschweig, 2001),
  • Alqueva (Braunschweig, 2001).



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Bernardes B (2007). Hydrodynamical and ecological modelling of the North Sea. MSc dissertation thesis Technical University of Lisbon.

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Braunschweig F, Martins F, Chambel P, Neves R. A methodology to estimate renewal time scales in estuaries: the Tagus Estuary case. Ocean Dynamics. 2003;53(3):137-145. Available at:

Braunschweig F (2001). Generalização de um modelo de circulação costeira para albufeiras. MSc dissertation thesis. Technical University of Lisbon.

Campuzano-Guillén F J, Allen J H, Scott T (2004). The numerical modelling of ecosystem response to nutrients: Application to the Scheldt estuary and plume. IECS (Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies) report, University of Hull, for the European Commission, contract nº EVK3-CT-2000-00040 “EUROTROPH” (report 2 of 4).

Cancino L, Neves R. Hydrodynamic and sediment suspension modelling in estuarine systems Part II: Application to the Western Scheldt and Gironde estuaries. Journal of Marine Systems. 1999;22(2-3):117-131. Available at:

Carracedo P, Torres-López S, Barreiro M, et al. Improvement of pollutant drift forecast system applied to the Prestige oil spills in Galicia Coast (NW of Spain): development of an operational system. Marine pollution bulletin. 2006;53(5-7):350-360. Available at:

Chambel-Leitão P, Gonçalves M C, Mesquita M E, Galvão P, Neves R (2003). Modelação da dinâmica dos sais utilizando o conceito de ESR e de SAR. Programa e Resumos do Encontro Anual da SPCS “ O Solo - Factor de Qualidade Ambiental”: 40, 10-12 Julho, ESAC, Coimbra.

Coelho H, Neves R, White M, Leitao P, Santos A. A model for ocean circulation on the Iberian coast. Journal of Marine Systems. 2002;32(1-3):153-179. Available at:

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deCastro M, Gómez-Gesteira M, Prego R, Neves R. Wind influence on water exchange between the ria of Ferrol (NW Spain) and the shelf. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 2003;56(5-6):1055-1064. Available at:

Garcia A C, Coelho H, Leitão P C, de Stigterb H, van Weeringb T, Neves R (Submitted). Internal tide influence on sediment resuspension in Nazaré Submarine Canyon. Marine Geology

Genio L, Sousa A, Vaz N, Dias J, Barroso C. Effect of low salinity on the survival of recently hatched veliger of Nassarius reticulatus (L.) in estuarine habitats: A case study of Ria de Aveiro. Journal of Sea Research. 2008;59(3):133-143. Available at:

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Janeiro J, Fernandes E, Martins F, Fernandes R. Wind and freshwater influence over hydrocarbon dispersal on Patos Lagoon, Brazil. Marine pollution bulletin. 2008;56(4):650-65. Available at:

Leitão P C (1996). Modelo de Dispersão Lagrangeano Tridimensional. MSc dissertation Technical University of Lisbon.

Leitão P, Coelho H, Santos a, Neves R. Modelling the main features of the Algarve coastal circulation during July 2004: A downscaling approach. Journal of Atmospheric & Ocean Science. 2005;10(4):421-462. Available at:

Leitão J C, Leitão P C, Braunschweig F, Fernandes R, Neves R J J, Montero P (2003a). Emergency activities support by an operational forecast system – The Prestige accident. 4th Seminar of the Marine Environment. Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia Naval. Rio de Janeiro.

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Martins F, Leitão P, Silva A, Neves R. 3D modelling in the Sado estuary using a new generic vertical discretization approach. Oceanologica Acta. 2001;24(Supplement 1):51-62. Available at:

Montero P, Gómez-Gesteira M, Taboada JJ, et al. On residual circulation of the Ria of Vigo , using a 3-D baroclinic model. Bol. Inst. Esp. Oceanogr. 1999;15(1-4):31-38. Available at:

Nobre A, Ferreira J, Newton A, et al. Management of coastal eutrophication: Integration of field data, ecosystem-scale simulations and screening models. Journal of Marine Systems. 2005;56(3-4):375-390. Available at:

Obermann M (2007). Nutrient dynamics in temporary waters of Mediterranean catchments. PhD thesis. University of Hannover. March 2007.

Riflet G, Leitão P C, Fernandes R, Neves R (2007). Assessing the quality of a pre-operational model for the portuguese coast. In European Geosciences Union 2007, number 09979 in 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-09979.

Ruiz-Villarreal M, Coelho H, Díaz G, Nogueira J. Slope current in the Cantabrian: Observations and modeling of seasonal variability and interaction with Aviles Canyon. ICES CM 2004/N:12. In: ICES CM.Vol 12. Nice (France).; 2004. Available at:

Ruiz-Villarreal M, Montero P, Taboada JJ, et al. Hydrodynamic model study of the Ria de Pontevedra under estuarine conditions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 2002;54(1):101-113. Available at:

Santos A, Martins H, Coelho H, Leitão PC, Neves R. A circulation model for the European ocean margin. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2002;26(5):563-582. Available at:

Santos A, Nogueira J, Martins H. Survival of sardine larvae off the Atlantic Portuguese coast: a preliminary numerical study. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2005;62(4):634-644. Available at:

Saraiva S, Braunschweig F, Brito D, Neves R, Galvão P, Riflet G (2007a). Modeling receiving waters of SIMTEJO. Final project report.

Saraiva S, Pina P, Martins F, et al. Modelling the influence of nutrient loads on Portuguese estuaries. Hydrobiologia. 2007;587(1):5-18. Available at:

Silva A J R, Leitão J C, Dias A, Coli A B, Fachin S, Lontra G H (2000). Evaluation of Sediment Transport Processes in the Port of Fortaleza – Brazil. Proc. of ICCE 2000, ASCE, Ed. by Billy Edge, pp. 3742-3754.

Silva A J R, Leitão P C, Leitão J C, Braunschweig F, Neves R J J (2002). Ria Formosa 3D hydrodynamic model. A contribution for the understanding of the Faro-Olhão inlet processes. Proc. of Littoral 2002, 6th Intern. Conf., The Changing Coast, Vol 2: 197-207.

Silva A J R, Leitão J C, Abecasis C (2004). Improving the navigability and safety conditions in Douro estuary inlet. Proc. of ICCE 2004, ASCE, Ed. by Billy Edge, pp. 3277-3289.

Silva A J R, Leitão P C (2005). A contribution to the understanding of the Óbidos lagoon dynamics. Proc. of Coastal Dynamics 2005, International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona.

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Trancoso AR, Saraiva S, Fernandes L, et al. Modelling macroalgae using a 3D hydrodynamic-ecological model in a shallow, temperate estuary. Ecological Modelling. 2005;187(2-3):232-246. Available at:

Vaz N, Dias JM, Leitão P, Martins I. Horizontal patterns of water temperature and salinity in an estuarine tidal channel: Ria de Aveiro. Ocean Dynamics. 2005;55(5-6):416-429. Available at: