The Paraíba Do Sul Retrogradation and the Atafona Environmental Impact

by Mauro Sérgio F. Argento, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil

Abstract:

This study is an attempt to explain the event which is presently occurring at the mouth of the Paraiba do Sul river and is causing a negative socio-economic impact on the Atafona population. Subjects covered include the deltaic mouth prograding process, the retrogradation phenomenon, tectonic processes, and others.



Subject Headings: Coastal processes | Environmental issues | Rivers and streams | Beaches | Erosion | Hydrodynamics

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