Human impacts on coastal stability in the Pechora Sea.

Ogorodov, Stanislav A. (2005) Human impacts on coastal stability in the Pechora Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, 25 (2-3). pp. 190-195. DOI 10.1007/s00367-004-0200-3.

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Abstract

The geoecological situation in the regions of intense industrial exploitation on the Pechora Sea coast, particularly in the Varandei area, is dangerous. Human factors intensify eolian and slope processes and thermoerosion. Coastal stability decreases and coastal retreat rates are twice as high as in regions unaffected by human activity. Industrial exploitation results in the destruction of natural environments and considerable material losses. Several housing estates and industrial constructions have already been destroyed because of coastal erosion. Damage increases each year as the cliff retreats towards the center of the Varandei settlement. The oil terminal, airport and other industrial objects are also endangered.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Pechora Sea, Arctic; Coastal research; Coastal stability
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1007/s00367-004-0200-3
ISSN: 0276-0460
Projects: Laptev Sea System, Permafrost
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 11:42
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 10:55
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/27864

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