EVALUATION OF DESIGN WAVES ALONG THE COAST AND AT THE INLETS OF THE VENICE LAGOON

Paolo De Girolamo, Giancarlo Passacantando, David Hurdle, Alberto Noli

Abstract


The prevention of flooding inside the Venice lagoon requires a system to disconnect the North Adriatic sea and the lagoon hydraulically in order to control water level. This paper describe the method followed to define design wave conditions to support the design of the new storm surge barriers. The derivation of design waves was not straightforward because of the presence of an extended continental platform and irregular geografic boundaries.

Keywords


design wave; wave evaluation; Venice; Venice Lagoon; inlet; lagoon inlet

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