Journal cover Journal topic
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

IF value: 3.102
IF3.102
IF 5-year value: 3.284
IF 5-year
3.284
CiteScore value: 5.1
CiteScore
5.1
SNIP value: 1.37
SNIP1.37
IPP value: 3.21
IPP3.21
SJR value: 1.005
SJR1.005
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 90
Scimago H
index
90
h5-index value: 42
h5-index42
Preprints
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2016-399
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2016-399
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  07 Feb 2017

07 Feb 2017

Review status
This preprint has been withdrawn by the authors.

Erosive phenomena in the Kaulon archaeological site: origins and remedies

Giuseppe Barbaro1, Salvatore Siviglia2, Giandomenico Foti1, Carmelo Luca Sicilia1, Maria Clorinda Mandaglio1, Ferdinando Frega3, and Pierfabrizio Puntorieri1 Giuseppe Barbaro et al.
  • 1DICEAM Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria loc. Feo di Vito, 89122, Italy
  • 2Calabria Basin Authority, Catanzaro Loc. Germaneto, 88100, Italy
  • 3Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, 87036, Italy

Abstract. This paper analyses the erosive phenomena which affected the coast of Monasterace Marina, in the province of Reggio Calabria (Italy), where the Kaulon archaeological site is located on a dune and which extends along the coast for 1 km. The phenomena which began in the last 50 years have been reinforced in the new millennium. Recently, a storm that occurred in early December 2013 eroded much of the beach and caused destruction of parts of the dune, with sliding of some archaeological finds onto the beach below. Following this storm, the Provincial Administration of Reggio Calabria in January 2014 built a barrier. It was only a temporary intervention however. In fact, in early February 2014 another storm caused further damage to the beach and to the site. As a result of this, in 2015, the Calabria Basin Authority proposed a design solution which is part of the Master Plan of solutions to mitigate the risk of coastal erosion in Calabria.

In this paper, all the possible causes of erosion are investigated through the analysis of different types of data: bathymetric, cartographic, geological, geomorphological, sedimentological, climatic and wave climatic. This analysis is carried out for different historical periods over the last 50 years. Also analysed were extreme sea storms, coastal and river sediment transport, land cover and average rainfall, in order to understand the erosive phenomena. Finally, the huge amount of data obtained in this study was used to analyse the project proposal for different solutions to the problem.

This preprint has been withdrawn.

Giuseppe Barbaro et al.

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Giuseppe Barbaro et al.

Giuseppe Barbaro et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 555 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
369 147 39 555 23 41
  • HTML: 369
  • PDF: 147
  • XML: 39
  • Total: 555
  • BibTeX: 23
  • EndNote: 41
Views and downloads (calculated since 07 Feb 2017)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 07 Feb 2017)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 516 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 513 with geography defined and 3 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Saved

No saved metrics found.

Discussed

No discussed metrics found.
Latest update: 27 Nov 2020
Publications Copernicus
Download
Withdrawal notice

This preprint has been withdrawn.

Short summary
The paper studies the possible causes of erosion that have recently affected the shoreline in front of the Kaulon archaeological park. The site in question is of great historical and archaeological interest for the presence of numerous finds of Magna Grecia period. A scan of the causes of erosion described in the paper is critical to properly design the coastal defense works and should be present in all of its projects.
The paper studies the possible causes of erosion that have recently affected the shoreline in...
Citation
Altmetrics