Using thermoterrace dimensions to calculate the coastal erosian rate.

Are, Feliks E., Grigoriev, Mikhail N., Hubberten, Hans-Wolfgang and Rachold, Volker (2005) Using thermoterrace dimensions to calculate the coastal erosian rate. Geo-Marine Letters, 25 (2-3). pp. 121-126. DOI DOI :10.1007/s00367-004-0193-y.

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Thermoterraces in syngenetic ice complexes are widespread along the erosion dominated Yakutia Arctic coast. Thermoterraces progressively record quantitative information about their existence, which may be used to determine the mean shore retreat rate during the time they are present. Initial measurements of four thermoterraces on the south coast of the Dmitry Laptev Strait were carried out by the authors in 2002 and shore retreat rates were calculated. Comparison of erosion rates obtained using thermoterrace dimensions and geodetic survey results with those determined using aerial photographs showed that erosion rate values obtained in these two ways are approximately of the same order.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Thermoabrasion of shores; Thermoterraces; Thermoabrasion rate
Research affiliation: HGF-AWI
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
Publisher: Springer
Projects: Laptev Sea System, Permafrost
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 13:02
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 14:58

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