Practical Problems for Coastal Submergence in the Light of Secular Trends

  • P. A. Kaplin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 325)


A global tendency towards shore erosion is caused by both natural and anthropogenic processes, the main one being sea level rise. Reshaping of the coastal zone profile during sea level rise cannot be explained by the Bruun scheme alone. Caspian Sea evidence shows various types of coastal zone development depending primarily upon the inclination of submarine coastal profile. Different anthropogenic interference in the coastal zone are discussed. The author stresses an urgent need to create models of coastal management in specific natural and anthropogenic conditions.


Coastal Zone Depositional Feature Beach Ridge Coastal Slope Shoreline Erosion 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Kaplin
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  1. 1.Geography FacultyMoscowState UniversityMoscowUSSR

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