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Impact of the October 2018 storm Vaia on coastal boulders in the northern Adriatic Sea

Biolchi, Sara; Denamiel, Clea; Devoto, Stefano; Korbar, Tvrtko; Macovaz, Vanja; Scicchitano, Giovanni; Vilibić, Ivica; Furlani, Stefano
Impact of the October 2018 storm Vaia on coastal boulders in the northern Adriatic Sea // Water, 11 (2019), 2229, 23 doi:10.3390/w11112229 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Impact of the October 2018 storm Vaia on coastal boulders in the northern Adriatic Sea

Biolchi, Sara ; Denamiel, Clea ; Devoto, Stefano ; Korbar, Tvrtko ; Macovaz, Vanja ; Scicchitano, Giovanni ; Vilibić, Ivica ; Furlani, Stefano

Water (2073-4441) 11 (2019); 2229, 23

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Rocky coast ; extreme waves ; active erosion ; geohazard ; Croatia

Boulder detachment from the seafloor and subsequent transport and accumulation along rocky coasts is a complex geomorphological process that requires a deep understanding of submarine and onshore environments. This process is especially interesting in semi- enclosed shallow basins characterized by extreme storms, but without a significant tsunami record. Moreover, the response of boulder deposits located close to the coast to severe storms remains, in terms of accurate displacement measurement, limited due to the need to acquire long-term data such as ongoing monitoring datasets and repeated field surveys. We present a multidisciplinary study that includes inland and submarine surveys carried out to monitor and accurately quantify the recent displacement of coastal boulders accumulated on the southernmost coast of the Premantura (Kamenjak) Promontory (Croatia, northern Adriatic Sea). We identified recent boulder movements using unmanned aerial vehicle digital photogrammetry (UAV-DP). Fourteen boulders were moved by the waves generated by a severe storm, named Vaia, which occurred on 29 October 2018. This storm struck Northeast Italy and the Istrian coasts with its full force. We have reproduced the storm-generated waves using unstructured wave model Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN), with a significant wave height of 6.2 m in front of the boulder deposit area. These simulated waves are considered to have a return period of 20 to 30 years. In addition to the aerial survey, an underwater photogrammetric survey was carried out in order to create a threedimensional (3D) model of the seabed and identify the submarine landforms associated with boulder detachment. The survey highlighted that most of the holes can be considered potholes, while only one detachment shape was identified. The latter is not related to storm Vaia, but to a previous storm. Two boulders are lying on the seabed and the underwater surveys highlighted that these boulders may be beached during future storms. Thus, this is an interesting example of active erosion of the rocky coast in a geologically, geomorphologically, and oceanologically predisposed locality.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Geologija, Geofizika


Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2016-06-1854 - Geološki i seizmološki aspekti geodinamike Kvarnera - razotkrivanje kvarnerskog rasjeda (Tvrtko Korbar, )

Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo, Split,
Hrvatski geološki institut

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