Influence of River Mouth Migrations on the Caucasian Black Sea Coast Development

by I. L. Gelovani, The Scientific Industrial, Association of Seacoast Protection, "Saknapirdatsva, Tbilisi,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea


When studying modern coastal and river-issue processes and comparing last century and modern maps some regularities were revealed. River arms, which are upstream the longitudinal sediment flow, in due course become the main ones; and those, which are downstream, die off. It is connected with the modern global sea-level rise. Elucidated peculiarity of modern river issue processes must be taken into consideration when economic activity in river mouths is planned.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Seas and oceans | Coastal environment | Sediment | Coastal processes | Comparative studies | Sediment transport | Mapping | Black Sea

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