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Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 25, Issue 2–3, pp 190–195 | Cite as

Human impacts on coastal stability in the Pechora Sea

  • S. A. Ogorodov
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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.

Keywords

Coastal Erosion Barrier Beach Coastal Dynamic Coastal Retreat Dune Belt 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (INTAS, Grant No. 03-55-2506).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of GeographyM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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