By G. Gambolati, G. Giunta, M. Putti, P. Teatini, L. Tomasi, I. Betti, M. Morelli (auth.), Giuseppe Gambolati (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401061637

ISBN-13: 9789401061636

ISBN-10: 9401151474

ISBN-13: 9789401151474

The top Adriatic Sea basin contains a really precarious coastal atmosphere topic to non-stop alterations which end up considerable not just over the geological scale but in addition in ancient and sleek occasions. in line with a few Authors the Venice Lagoon used to be shaped 2000-3000 years in the past, and different lagoons (e. g. the Grado Lagoon within the northernmost a part of the Adriatic) are much more fresh. as well as lagoons, the higher Adriatic coastal sector comprises salt and fresh-water marshes and reclaimed land separated by way of a number of watercourses originating from the Alpine and Apennine levels with a floor elevation now not exceeding in lots of areas 2 m above the suggest sea l. evel (msl). an important fraction of this lowland is already now lower than msl due to normal and anthropogenic land subsidence, land reclamation and sea point upward thrust happened over the past century. typical land subsidence continues to be below method because of deep downward tec­ tonic circulation and consolidation of soils deposited within the newest time. An­ thropogenic subsidence is basically because of groundwater pumping for agricultural, business, civil, and vacationer use, and to gasoline withdrawal from quite a few gasoline fields scattered during the top Adriatic basin, and should nonetheless proceed, al­ although at a discounted expense, within the future years. even as msl is anticipated to upward thrust within the subsequent century because of worldwide weather swap, in general as a result of the greenhouse effect.

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6 years (nodal tide). In discussing about mean sea level changes it is important to distinguish between relative sea level (i. e. sea surface level relative to a given point on land) and eustatic sea level (i. e. absolute level of the sea surface). Relative sea level can change as a result of both eustatic changes and absolute land position changes at any particular location. Absolute land position changes are different from place to place while eustatic sea level simultaneously interests all coasts in connected seas.

1978), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Data Management and Retrieval System (DMRS) in the CENAS Project. This book. , and Berlamont, J. (1998), Wave refraction in the Upper Adriatic Sea. This book. , and Berlamont, J. (1998), Storm wave simulation in the Adriatic Sea. This book. D. 1lker, I. (1998), Coastal morphodynamics in subsiding areas. This book. , Gonella, M. and Morelli, M. (1998), Local morphological evolution of the coast in the Upper Adriatic Sea. Design and management strategies to control coastal erosion.

This is a reasonable assumption due to the difference in time scales between the sea level rise and the morphodynamics due to waves and currents. The effect of the subsidence is modeled by means of sink terms in the coastal sediment balance [5]. 5 25 Local scale morpho dynamics along the Romagna coast In the modeling of coastline evolution due to subsidence and sea level rise it is important to consider the coastal sediment balance for the present conditions. The coastal sediment balance describes the different sources and sinks of sediment into the coastal system as well as the variation of the littoral transport along the coastline.

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