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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

In situ abrasion of marked pebbles on two coarse-clastic beaches (Marina di Pisa, Italy)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BERTONI D. ; SARTI G. ; BENELLI G. ; POZZEBON A. ;

Abstract

In this paper pebbles marked by passive integrated transponders from 2 artificial coarse-grained beaches at Marina di Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) were analyzed in order to measure the in situ abrasion rate. The beaches (Cella 7 and Barbarossa) were set up in 2006 as a form of coastal protection. The RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification) was used to track the pebbles due to its reliability and limited costs. The tracers were released on the beaches in March 2009. The pebbles that were recovered in May 2009 showed a significant increase in roundness, in particular the tracers that were released on Barbarossa. The average pebble weight loss measured at Cella 7 was slightly lower, which means lower mobilization rate at this site rather than at Barbarossa. The resulting values are significant considering the short time frame of the research (2 months) and the limited energy of the storms occurred during the experiment. - (NF)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Italian Journal of Geosciences / ISSN 2038-1719

Editor : Società Geologica Italiana, Roma - ITALIE (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 131, no2 [pp. 205-214]

Bibliographic references : 80 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 6 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5205

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.3301/IJG.2012.04

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