Physical Oceanographic Group of the University of Malaga (GOFIMA)
The research group GOFIMA, created in 1990, consists of 8 scientists who conduct studies on the hydrodynamics of the Gibraltar Strait, the Alboran Sea and the Gulf of Cadiz. At present, these researchers develop an operational system for meteo-oceanic forecast based on a high resolution numerical model of the Strait of Gibraltar and neighbor basins, with higher detail in the Bay of Algeciras, as well as numerical models of the circulation in Guadiana and Guadalquivir estuaries.
- Water exchange through the Strait of Gibraltar.
- Mesoscale processes in the Alboran Sea and the Gulf of Cadiz: Oceanography in the continental shelf.
- Water mass circulation in the Andalusian Littoral.
- Biological and ecological implications of the near-surface circulation.
- Sea level variations in the Mediterranean Sea and climate forcing.
- Numerical modelling of internal waves in stratified straits.
- Numerical simulation of the water mass exchange through the Strait of Gibraltar as resource of renewable energies.
- Numerical modelling of estuaries.
- Numerical simulation of passive tracers for the estimation of the water quality of coastal and harbor areas (Bay of Algeciras).
- Operational oceanography.
- Characterization of marine processes important for the port activities.
- Analyze and anticipate the consequences of human activities in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Numerical simulation for the deployment of renewable energies in a marine environment.
- Oceanographic coupling between estuaries and continental shelf and numerical models of estuaries.
- Visualization and computer graphic animation of environmental data.
Main Researcher: JESUS MANUEL GARCIA LAFUENTE
PAI Reference: RNM137