Transformation of the Black Sea Coast and Shelf by Wave Erosion in Pliocene-Pleistocene

by N. V. Yesin, Russian Acad of Sciences, Russia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea


Theory of transformation of coast and shelf of the ancient and modern seas by waves is presented. It allows to work out a scheme of adjoining land and shelf evolution on the basis of basin level changes and abrasive paleoprocesses. Correspondence of theoretical profiles to the real relief of coast and shelf serves as a criterion for the scheme's representativity. Evolution scheme of a site on the Black Sea coast and shelf in Pliocene-Pleistocene is given.

Subject Headings: Seas and oceans | Ocean waves | Erosion | Sea water | Coastal processes | Basins | Water level | Coastal environment | Black Sea

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