Regularities of the Abrasive Coast Development of the Ukrainian Black Sea

by Yury D. Shuisky, Univ of Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea


The length of the Ukrainian Black Sea coast between Danube delta and Kerch Strait is 1628 km. Abrasive cliffs with rates of abrasion from 0.1 to 4.7 m/y (average multi-year data) are common. Abrasive coasts constitute 29.9 % or 468 km of the total length. Quantitative data have been collected on abrasion relationship with coast geology, wave energy, drift volume, nearshore slope and cliff height. A regional model has been developed for each relationship.

Subject Headings: Erosion | Coastal environment | Seas and oceans | Ocean waves | Cliffs | Geology | Data collection | Nearshore | Black Sea

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