The study describes the monitoring of the submerged beach of the Roman littoral of Ostia over a length of 8.3 km and a period of three years (2002-2005), during which, between March and July 2003, beach nourishment operations were carried out. The main objectives of the present study is to evaluate 1) the morphosedimentological variations of the submerged beach during the study period and 2) the reliability of the GPS handset (Trimble® GEO XT) used to monitoring the shoreline variation between September 2004 and September 2005. The study has allowed to reconstruct the main trends of the sedimentary dynamic processes along the littoral, the variations in shoreline position and the variations of sediment volume in order to evaluate the evolution of an artificial beach after the nourishment.
|Pages (from-to)||31 - 38|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Rendiconti Online Societa Geologica Italiana|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
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