Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Ferrarin C., Cucco A., Umgiesser G., Bellafiore D., Amos C. L. Modelling fluxes of water and sediment between Venice Lagoon and the sea. In: Continental Shelf Research, vol. 30 (8) pp. 904 - 914. The Coastal Morphodynamics of Venice Lagoon and its Inlets. Elsevier, 2010.
To describe the exchange of water and sediment through the Venice Lagoon inlets a 3-D hydrodynamic and sediment transport model has been developed and applied to a domain comprising Venice Lagoon and a part of the Adriatic Sea. The model has been validated for both current velocities and suspended particle concentration against direct observations and from observations empirically derived fluxes from upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler probes installed inside each inlet. The model provides estimates of the suspended sediment transport in the lower 3 m of the water column that is not detected by acoustic Doppler current profiler sensors. The bedload model prediction has been validated against measured sand transport rates collected by sand traps deployed in the Lido and Chioggia inlets. Results indicate that, in the Lido inlet, 87% of the total load is in suspension, while the rest moves as bedload.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2009.08.014
DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2009.08.014
Subject sediment trasport modelling

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