WIT Press


Transport Processes Of Suspended Matter In The Gulf Of Gaeta

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030121

Volume

65

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

463 kb

Author(s)

L. Grieco & G. Budillon

Abstract

Transport processes of suspended matter in the Gulf of Gaeta L. ~rieco' & G. ~udillon' I Meteorology and Oceanography Institute, University of Naples "Parthenope ", Italy. Abstract In this work a dispersion model is used in a process study to simulate the suspended matter fate in the Gulf of Gaeta. In the last years the protection of its coasts is one of the most peculiar problems. In the time the human impact has changed the natural processes: the flux of suspended matter from rivers has been decreased through the building of dikes and containment barriers, and the growth of industrial and tourist activity along these areas has been led the destruction of dunes representing a natural reserve of sand. In view of dredge offshore operations to restore the beaches in erosion, the suspension matter subject to the circulation present, could generate new damages to the coastal area. Moreover some Posidonia meadows have been identified in the neighbowing of the dredge area and the released sediment

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