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Martinelli, L., Favaretto, C., Volpato, M., & Ruol, P. (2020). ADAPTATION WORKS TO AVOID THE FLOODING OF PIAZZA SAN MARCO (VENICE): PHYSICAL MODEL TESTS TO EVALUATE OVERTOPPING DISCHARGE. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, (36v), papers.32.


According to the management of the Mo.S.E. system, the water level in the Venetian lagoon is maintained below a certain threshold, that however does not guarantee the complete defense of the main Piazza. Flooding of the Piazza is presently tolerated, although limitedly to a minor extent, and can/will be avoided only thanks to additional adaptation works. One of the possible flooding mechanisms is the wave overtopping, and this note investigates the efficiency, as possible mitigation option, of a small temporary barrier placed along the S. Marco quay.

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