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Data set name

Sedimentology, morphology and composition of the sandy shorelines of the northern Adriatic coast of Italy

Data holding centreUniversity of Trieste, Department of Earth Science, Oceanography and Meteorology
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodIrregularly from 1973 - 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northern Adriatic Sea (from Trieste to the mouth of Adige River)

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment grain size parameters

Instruments

Sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

Sedimentological and morphological parameters are obtained through the analysis of profiles of emerged and submarine beach, from the dune to 8m isobath. The main morphological elements of the emerged and intertidal beach were surveyed by means of autolevel and stadia rod; the submarine beach was surveyed by means of continuous echosounding. Samples of sediments were collected at the dune-toe, berms, shoreline, troughs, bars and at every meter of depth. Most of the results are graphically summarised in a synthesis of immediate reading: 6 charts of the 'Atlas of the Italian Beaches'. Other detailed studies (morphology, sedimentology, wave climate, morphodynamics, etc.) were carried out on limited sectors of the Northern Adriatic Sea, as the Friuli-Venezia Giulia coasts, the old littoral barrier of Caorle Lagoon and its tidal inlets, the littoral barriers of Venice Lagoon.

OriginatorsUniversity of Trieste, Department of Earth Science, Oceanography and Meteorology
Data web sitehttp://www.univ.trieste.it/~ggaci/
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Trieste, Department of Earth Science, Oceanography and Meteorology
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactInstitute Director (Institute Director)
Address

University of Trieste, Department of Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences
DiSGAM Via E Weiss 2
Trieste

34127
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-2
Global identifier3983
Last revised2001-03-06