Regularities of the Abrasive Coast Development of the Ukrainian Black Sea

by Yury D. Shuisky, Univ of Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea

Abstract:

The length of the Ukrainian Black Sea coast between Danube delta and Kerch Strait is 1628 km. Abrasive cliffs with rates of abrasion from 0.1 to 4.7 m/y (average multi-year data) are common. Abrasive coasts constitute 29.9 % or 468 km of the total length. Quantitative data have been collected on abrasion relationship with coast geology, wave energy, drift volume, nearshore slope and cliff height. A regional model has been developed for each relationship.



Subject Headings: Erosion | Coastal environment | Seas and oceans | Cliffs | Data collection | Ocean waves | Hydro power | Black Sea | Oregon | United States | North America

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