Coastal Development of Daugavgrîva Island, Located Near the Gulf of Riga
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B: Natural, Exact and Applied Sciences, ISSN 1407-009X, Vol. 69, no 6, 290-298 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Natural as well as anthropogenic processes impact greatly sensitive coastal areas all over the world. The spectrum of natural processes involved can be classified as meteorological, geologi-cal, marine, and lithodynamic. The Baltic Sea with its Gulf of Riga is an area in which combined sea erosion and accumulation processes, as well as alluvial processes, play significant roles in the coastal development. Major anthropogenic processes include impacts from ports and coastal protection structures, such as Riga Port hydraulic structures, fairway channels and coastal de-fence items. During summer also additional pressure of recreational activities has increased the effect on the coastal beach. Levelling data, historical cartographical material and beach sedimen-tary material granulometric analysis were used to describe natural and anthropogenic effects on development of the coastal beach of Daugavgrîva Island.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 69, no 6, 290-298 p.
coastal erosion, accumulation, levelling, the Gulf of Riga, granulometric composition
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Research subject Natural Science, Environmental Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51398DOI: 10.1515/prolas-2015-0045OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51398DiVA: diva2:914813