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


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: Environmental issues | Coastal processes | Economic factors | Social factors | Coastal environment | Geology | Rivers and streams | Estuaries | Brazil | South America

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