MORPHODYNAMICS OF LAGOONS, DELTAS AND ESTUARIES UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE

Second cycle degree in GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ANDREA D'ALPAOS

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Written and oral exam.
Course unit contents: Morphodynamics and biogemorphodynamics. Short introduction to coastal systems and to their morphodynamic evolution in response to physical and biological forcings. Relative sea level and its variations. Tides, waves, currrents, and sediment transport processes in shallow water systems. Morphology and evolution of lagoons, deltas, and estuaries. A case study: The Venice Lagoon and its morphological evolution during the past centuries. Will Venice survive? General effects of a rising sea level. Natural and anthropogenic forcings. Effects of a changing climate. Effects on lagoons, deltas, and estuaries.