Conveners: M.A. Baldassarre (University “La Sapienza”, Rome); S. Devoto (University of Trieste); L. Mucerino (University of Genova); D. Piacentini (University of Urbino); G. Mastronuzzi (University of Bari)
The classic dichotomy forms-processes used in the geomorphological mapping is too often based to static concepts, especially when applied to marine and coastal areas, affected by fast dynamic events, sometimes paroxysmal.
In this session we would stimulate the debate on representation of active processes applied to coastal and underwater contexts, aimed to the implementation of classic geomorphological legends. We encourage contributions that tend to clarify the importance and the need of representing processes in the context of the Quaternary evolution, as well as examples from more recent or modern processes. We expect also contributions aimed to develop cartographic synthesis that - starting from the Pleistocene and Holocene evolutionary context - highlights both the dynamic trends and the distribution, magnitude and hazard of active processes, with particular reference to extreme meteomarine episodes.
As an example, spatial investigation and thematic mapping will be appreciated, on environments and themes, as follow: (ì) landforms in rapid change in rocky coast environment (cliffs, caves and other), (ìì) forms in rapid migration in mobile wave- and tide-dominated environments (beaches, spits, tidal flats, salt mashes, etc.), (iii) depositional and erosional processes in beach-dune system, and (iv) forms and dynamics related to episodic events affecting the coastal area.