Very high-resolution seismic lines were collected offshore the Venice Lagoon in the framework of theCo.Ri.La ‘New very high resolution seismic methods to study the Venice Lagoon subsoil’ project. The 140 kmboomer profiles led to the identification of a convex-upward, lens-shaped body just outside the Lido inlet, one ofthe three lagoon inlets, which has been interpreted as an ebb-tidal delta. The comparison between the seismostratigraphicsetting of this deposit, as revealed by the seismic lines, and the analyses of historical bathymetricmaps highlighted the key role of human interventions in the formation and evolution of the Lido inlet ebb-tidaldelta. To preserve the lagoon environment but also to ensure a navigable way, human interventions at the Lidoinlet, performed since the fourteenth century, caused profound variations in the inlet dynamics, leading to a progressiveincrease in the sediment dispersion from the lagoon interior towards the sea. The ebb-tidal delta of theLido inlet is thus a very recent feature compared with the formation of the Venice lagoon and formed mainly asa consequence of the construction of the two jetties that have bound the inlet from AD 1886 to the present day.

The ebb-tidal delta of the Venice Lagoon, Italy

Donda F;Kovacevic V;Baradello L;
2008

Abstract

Very high-resolution seismic lines were collected offshore the Venice Lagoon in the framework of theCo.Ri.La ‘New very high resolution seismic methods to study the Venice Lagoon subsoil’ project. The 140 kmboomer profiles led to the identification of a convex-upward, lens-shaped body just outside the Lido inlet, one ofthe three lagoon inlets, which has been interpreted as an ebb-tidal delta. The comparison between the seismostratigraphicsetting of this deposit, as revealed by the seismic lines, and the analyses of historical bathymetricmaps highlighted the key role of human interventions in the formation and evolution of the Lido inlet ebb-tidaldelta. To preserve the lagoon environment but also to ensure a navigable way, human interventions at the Lidoinlet, performed since the fourteenth century, caused profound variations in the inlet dynamics, leading to a progressiveincrease in the sediment dispersion from the lagoon interior towards the sea. The ebb-tidal delta of theLido inlet is thus a very recent feature compared with the formation of the Venice lagoon and formed mainly asa consequence of the construction of the two jetties that have bound the inlet from AD 1886 to the present day.
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