Examples of Sediment Distribution in the Italian Adriatic Coast. A Comparison Between the Shepard and the Nota Textural Classifications

by A. Brambati, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,
L. Carbognin, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,
M. Ciabatti, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,
G. P. Fanzutti, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,
P. Gatto, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,
F. Marabini, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,
R. Marocco, Univ di Trieste, Istituto di, Geologia, Trieste, Italy,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: Four sectors of the western Adriatic coast, each with a different feature, represent the test areas to evidence the differences between the two textural classifications of sediments by Shepard and Nota. The greatest difference between the textural classifications suggested by Shepard (1954) and Nota (1958, taken and modified after Kruit 1954) is evident chiefly in the seaward limit of littoral sand which defines the extension and the depth of the most dynamic zone of the coastal area.

Subject Headings: Soil classification | Littoral drift | Sediment | Soil dynamics | Sand (hydraulic) | Transportation engineering | Rivers and streams

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