Ship-Induced Depression Wakes and Shoreline Erosion
Shoreline retreat as an effect of ship wakes was studied in a navigation channel of the industrial port of Venice, Italy: the Malamocco -Marghera Channel. The investigation revealed unprecedented erosion rates, up to 4 m y , that determined a total loss of about 1.2 million of m of soil in the period 1970 -2015. This interaction between navigation and the channel margins must be considered in order to understand the past evolution of the central Venice Lagoon and for a sustainable management of the port traffic in the future sea -level rise scenario.
Zaggia, L., Lorenzetti, G., Manfe, G., Scarpa, G.M., Parnell, K.E., Rapaglia, J.P. & Molinaroli, E. (2016). Ship-inducing depression wakes and shoreline erosion. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit. Retrieved from http://ciesm.org/online/archives/abstracts/pdf/41/CIESM_Congress_2016_Kiel_article_0540.pdf