Wave-Field Measurements Using Marine X-Band Radar: case study of Bagnara Calabra (south Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)

Punzo, Michele and Lanciano, Chiara and Tarallo, Daniela and Bianco, Francesco and Cavuoto, Giuseppe and De Rosa, Rosanna and Di Fiore, Vincenzo and Lirer, Fabrizio and Pelosi, Nicola and Cianflone, Giuseppe and Dominici, Rocco and Iavarone, Michele and Baculo, Rodolfo and Scotto di Vettimo, Paolo and Musella, Stefania and Ludeno, Giopvanni and Natale, Antonio and Iavarone, Roberta and Marsella, Ennio Wave-Field Measurements Using Marine X-Band Radar: case study of Bagnara Calabra (south Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). Project Report. IAMC-CNR, Napoli. (Unpublished)

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One of the main environmental problems that affect coastal areas is represented by erosion phenomena, due to several factor as coastal anthropogenic impact, reduction of sediment transport, climate change and inadequate coastal defense infrastructures. Sea state knowledge has a key role in evaluation of coastal erosion, in the assessment of vulnerability and potential in coastal zone utilization and development of numerical models to predict its evolution. The report illustrates the results carried out with the Remocean X-band radar system in the Project Sigiec test site of Bagnara Calabra. From a technology perspective, the main interest lies in the adoption of a system installed on a movable platform. This feature is important since it offers a good flexibility in the choice of the spatial and temporal observation modalities. X-band radar measurements were conducted to observe the spatial and temporal variation of the sea-state parameters along a 3 km-long sandy-gravelly pocket beaches. We produced a sequence of 1000 images of the sea state extending offshore up to 1 mile. The survey has allowed to monitor the coastline, the directional wave spectra, the sea surface current fields, the significant wave heights and to detect strong rip currents which cause scours around the open inlets and affect the stability of the submerged reef-type breakwaters.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: erosione costiera, monitoraggio radar Xband, Bagnara Calabra
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
Depositing User: Dott. Michele Punzo
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 11:36
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/11692

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