In this study sand bars were analyzed using remote sensing techniques. An Argus system was installed at Lido di Dante, a small village near Ravenna, in northern Italy. The study period is between April 2003 and May 2004. Timex video images were used to analyze bar dynamics. Pixel luminosity intensity was sampled along 15 cross-shore profiles, 50m spaced. The system was perturbed by a storm event occurred in December 2003. Before this event the bars were undulated with 2 wide crescents, after the event the crescents became 5. Before and after this event the system was stable and it maintained a constant configuration. A preliminary conceptual model is presented: the system is self-organized, by redistribution of sand within a delimited longshore area, even under low energy conditions. When an energetic event occurs, the system changes, but it recovers its stable configuration within a short time (6 days). Copyright ASCE 2006.

Bar changes due to storm events using argus: Lido di Dante, Italy

ARMAROLI, Clara;BALOUIN, Yann;CIAVOLA, Paolo;GARDELLI, Manuela
2006

Abstract

In this study sand bars were analyzed using remote sensing techniques. An Argus system was installed at Lido di Dante, a small village near Ravenna, in northern Italy. The study period is between April 2003 and May 2004. Timex video images were used to analyze bar dynamics. Pixel luminosity intensity was sampled along 15 cross-shore profiles, 50m spaced. The system was perturbed by a storm event occurred in December 2003. Before this event the bars were undulated with 2 wide crescents, after the event the crescents became 5. Before and after this event the system was stable and it maintained a constant configuration. A preliminary conceptual model is presented: the system is self-organized, by redistribution of sand within a delimited longshore area, even under low energy conditions. When an energetic event occurs, the system changes, but it recovers its stable configuration within a short time (6 days). Copyright ASCE 2006.
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