The Adriatic coast between the towns of Trani and Manfredonia 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 been developed using the information obtained from historical maps and surveys and studying the hydrological rate data provided by he ministry surveys along the river. Even the information of the Municipalities and of the local population were very important to understand the evolution of the coast.

The erosion along the apulian coast

Damiani, L;Petrillo, AF;Ranieri, G
2003

Abstract

The Adriatic coast between the towns of Trani and Manfredonia 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 been developed using the information obtained from historical maps and surveys and studying the hydrological rate data provided by he ministry surveys along the river. Even the information of the Municipalities and of the local population were very important to understand the evolution of the coast.
6th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Experimental Measurements of Seas and Coastal Regions
978-1-85312-977-3
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