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The Erosion Along The Apulian Coast Near The Ofanto River

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030401

Volume

70

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

892.25 kb

Author(s)

L. Damiani, A.F. Petrillo & G. Ranieri

Abstract

The erosion along the Apulian coast near the Ofanto river L. Damiani, A. F. Petri110 & G. Ranieri Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Water Engineering Section,, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy Abstract The Adriatic coast between the towns of Trani and Manfi-edonia in the Apulian Region in the South East of Italy, has seen changed of its morphology due to the effects of the human action. In the middle of this coast is located the Ofanto river. Its solid transport diminished during the second half of the 1900th directly influencing the coastal morphology. Other influence on the coastal evolution is related to the presence of coastal structures, coastal roads, resorts and houses along the coast in the neighbour of the river mouth. The river mouth is included between the port of Margherita di Savoia and the port of Barletta. Either the presence of those ports and the hydrological changes of the river caused the significant erosion of the coast. The analysis reported in the paper has bee

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