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- Vanegas G, Catalina A.; Osorio, Andres F.; Urrego, Ligia E.
- Ecological engineering 2019 v.130 pp. 271-281
- Reynolds number; Rhizophora; climate change; corals; drag coefficient; ecosystems; energy balance; energy flow; equations; infrastructure; mangrove forests; reefs; roots; trees; water flow; water power; Caribbean; Caribbean Sea; Colombia
- ... Coastal ecosystems like coral barrier reefs and mangrove forests have been designated as environments in need of protection. This is not only because they are threatened by climate change, but also because of the important role they play in coastal protection. Some field studies based on Rhizophora mangrove trees have analyzed the force induced by water flow over their roots and the wave dissipati ...