Seasonal Morphological Evolution of Beach Profiles in Tropical Zoneby Patrice Yace, Univ Natl de Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast,
Kouamé Aka, Univ Natl de Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Coastlines of Western Africa
Abstract: A follow-up of the morphological evolution of Cote d'Ivoire Atlantic littoral for two yeas, from nine beach profiles between Grand-Bassam and Jacqueville showed a seasonal evolution of that morphology. In high energy periods (November, December) there is an accumulation of sand. A quantification of sand movement on the strand zones, allowed to distinguish erosion zones (also called 'erosion cells') show a lateral movement along the Ivorian coastline.
Subject Headings: Beach profiles | Seasonal variations | Tropical regions | Erosion | Sandy soils | Sand (hydraulic) | Littoral zones | Africa | Cote d'Ivoire
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