The transport and distribution of the river load from the Kacza River into the Gulf of Gdańsk (Southern Baltic Sea, Poland)

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The results of measurements of suspended sediment and bed load carried by the Kacza River into the Gulf of Gdańsk are discussed. The investigations were conducted in the years 2009–2010 at the Orłowo transect and at the mouth of the Kacza River in the Gulf of Gdańsk. The research has shown that the Kacza River discharged about 673 tons of sediment annually to the Gulf of Gdańsk, with 77% being transported as bed load. The granulometric composition of the river load is dominated by coarse-grained sand fractions.

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Szymczak, E., Rhode, D. & Piekarek-Jankowska, H. The transport and distribution of the river load from the Kacza River into the Gulf of Gdańsk (Southern Baltic Sea, Poland). Ocean and Hydro 40, 1 (2011). https://doi.org/10.2478/s13545-011-0035-2

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Key words

  • suspended sediment
  • bed load
  • Kacza River
  • Gulf of Gdańsk