Development and Modern Dynamics of Alluvial-Accumulative Coasts of the Eastern Black Sea

by Sh. V. Dzhaoshvili, Scientific Industrial Association of, Seacoast Protection, "Saknapirdatsva, Tbilisi,
I. G. Papashvili, Scientific Industrial Association of, Seacoast Protection, "Saknapirdatsva, Tbilisi,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea


River regime, river sediment and wave processes are greatly important in the alluvial accumulative coast evolution. The Black Sea coast of the Georgia may be a good example of such coast type. In Holocene river sediment derived to coastal waters formed two longshore sediment flows directed to the center of Kolkhida. They and sediment from the Riony river favored the formation of the Kolkhida Depression. Data on river sediment discharge in nowadays are given in this paper. Peculiarities of alluvial-accumulative coast dynamics are discussed here.

Subject Headings: Ocean waves | Seas and oceans | Coastal processes | Alluvial channels | Sediment | Rivers and streams | Alluvium | Developing countries | Black Sea | Georgia | United States

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