A Venice Project Center 25th Anniversary Project.                          

Canals Hydrodynamics Visualization

This application displays the direction (arrows) and velocity (colors) of the currents in all the canal segments in the City of Venice.  The maps display the hydrodynamic behavior of each segment in hourly increments for a specific range of past dates, based on model simulations. 

Instructions:


Credits:  This visualization was produced in 2013 by the WPI Venice Project Center Canals Team: Mitchell Wills (Programmer), Dominick Bossalini, Brian Gardner and Tyler Mathews.  


Technical Details:  The details of how this visualization was produced can be found in Appendix A of the team’s final report.  

Bossalini, Dominick, Gardner, Brian, Mathews,Tyler, and Wills, Mitchell. "Canals, Bridges and Urban Maintenance." Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2013.

Data Sources:  The data was produced by a hydrodynamic model of the inner canals made available by ISMAR, the Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy.

The Inner Canals model uses inputs from a lagoon-wide hydrodynamic model also created by ISMAR.  The inner canal model was validated using data collected by past WPI Venice Project Center teams.

References: 
Bossalini, Dominick, Gardner, Brian, Mathews,Tyler, and Wills, Mitchell. "Canals, Bridges and Urban Maintenance." Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2013.


Coraci, Elisa, Georg Umgiesser, and Roberto Zonta. "Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modelling in the Canals of Venice (Italy)."
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science  (2007).

Thanks:  Georg Umgiesser and Elisa Coraci for their invaluable assistance in explaining and operating the models.