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Details of Researcher Albert Palanques   


Gender male
Job title Researcher
Department Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Marine Science Institute, Barcelona ( CSIC/ICM)
ICM Divulga Bústia ICM Divulga Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49 Barcelona 08003
Tel 34 93 2216416
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Degree PhD in Marine Sciences
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Pollution , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Pollution
Research Activities Aquatic sedimentary cycles in the continent, littoral and marine environments focusing on: 1) Sediment dynamics.- Dynamics of the suspended sediment and sediment fluxes. Processes of ocean-continent transfer. Morphodynamics and littoral sedimentary evolution. Sedimentation in deltaic and shelf zones. Morphology and sedimentary processes in submarine canyons, valleys and deep sea fans. 2) Environmental impact of anthropogenic actions.- Effect of dumping of contaminant solids, trawling, public works (dams, harbours, submarine pipelines) in the sedimentary cycle. Dynamics of the heavy metals associated to the sediment. Historical record of contaminants 3)Global change. Sediment role in biogeochemical cycles (C, Si). Sedimentary and oceanographic variations at seasonal and historical scales.
Research Region 2, 36
Comments I am involved in projects studying submarine canyons and environmental problems in littoral and fluvial areas.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Researcher Albert PALANQUES)

Puig, P., Palanques, A., Guillén, J. and García-Ladona, E. [2000] Deep slope currents and suspended sediment fluxes in and around the Foix submarine canyon (NW Mediterranean); Deep-Sea Research I, 47, 343-366
Jimenez, J. A., Guillén, J., Gracia, V., Palanques, A., García, M.A., Sánchez-Arcilla, A., Puig, P., Puigdefábregas, J. and Rodriguez, G. [1999] Water and sediment fluxes on the Ebro delta shoreface. On the role of low frequency currents, Marine Geology, 157 (3-4), 219-23.
Puig, P., Palanques, A., Sánchez-Cabeza, J. A. and Masqué, P. [1999] Heavy metals in particulate matter and sediments in the southern Barcelona sedimentation system (North-western Mediterranean), Marine Chemistry, 63 (3-4), 311-329
Gili, J.M., Bouillon, J., Pages, F., Palanques, A. and Puig, P. [1999]. Submarine canyons as habitat of singular plankton populations: three new deep-sea hydromedusae in the western Mediterranean ; Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125 (3): 313-329.
Palanques, A., Guillén, J., Puig, P., Querol, X. and Alastuei, A. [1999] Zinc contamination in the bottom and suspended sediment of the Guadalquivir estuary after the Aznalcollar accident. Control of hydrodynamic processes. Science of the Total Environment, 242, 211-220
Puig, P. and Palanques, A.[1998] Temporal variability and composition of settling particle fluxes on the Barcelona continental margin (Northwestern Mediterranean), Journal of Marine Research, 56, 639-654
Puig, P. and Palanques, A [1998] Nepheloid structure and hydrographic control on the Barcelona continental margin, northwestern Mediterranean, Marine Geology, 149 (1-4), 39-54.
Palanques A. and Guillén J. [1998] The Ebro delta coastal change: Natural and human factors. Journal of Coastal conservation, 4, 17-26.
Palanques, A., Sanchez-Cabeza, J.A., Masqué P. and Leon L. [1998] Historical record of heavy metals in a highly contaminated mediterranean deposit: The Besós Prodelta. Marine Chemistry, 61, 209-217.
Guillén, J.and Palanques, A. [1997] A historical perspective of the morphological evolution in the lower Ebro River". Environmental Geology , 30, 174-180.
Guillén, J.and Palanques, A.[1997] A shoreface zonation in the Ebro Delta based on grain size distribution. Journal of Coastal Research, 13(3), 867-878.
Van Geen, A., Adkins, J.F., Boyle, E.A., Nelson,C.H., Palanques, A. [1997] A 120 yr record of widespread contamination from mining of the Iberian pyrite belt. Geology, 25, 4, 291-294.
Guillén, J., Palanques, A. [1996] Short and medium term grain size changes in deltaic beaches (The Ebro Delta, NW Mediterranean). Sedimentary Geology, vol. 101, 55-67.
Díaz, J.I., Palanques, A., Nelson, C.H., and Guillen, J. [1996] Morphostructure and sedimentology of the Holocene Ebro prodelta mud belt (northwesten Mediterranean Sea). Continental Shelf Research vol.16 (4), 435-456
Palanques, A., N.H. Kenyon & Alonso, B., A. Limonov, [1995] Erosional and Depositional Patterns in the Valencia channel Mouth: An example of a Modern Channel-Lobe Transition Zone. Marine Geophysical Researches, 17, 503-517
Palanques, A., Díaz, J.I. and Farrán M. [1995] Contamination of heavy metals in the suspended and surface sediment of the Gulf of Cadiz (Spain): the role of sources, currents, pathways and sinks. Oceanologica Acta, vol.18,4, 469-477.

Created: 2000-03-07 Last Updated: 2009-08-24 by Annelies GROEN