Field Measurement of Hydrodynamics around a Beach Defence System

An extensive program of field measurements of currents around a beach defense system is described and results are shown. The monitoring program was carried out in the last three years around a semi-submerged breakwater built in Lido di Dante, Italy to protect a beach nourishment and prevent erosion. The monitoring aims to study the complex hydrodynamics of low-crested structures (LCS). Drifter tracks surveyed in the study area together with current and wave measurements through an ADCP provide a better comprehension of the hydrodynamics during typical wave storms and a tool for the calibration of numerical models.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 663-675
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01004044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2005 7:10AM