Specific Features of Development of the Modern Sulak River Delta

Authors: Mikhailov, V. N.; Kravtsova, V. I.; Magritskii, D. V.

Source: Water Resources, Volume 31, Number 2, March 2004 , pp. 117-132(16)

Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

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Abstract:

The development of the Sulak River Delta in the 19th and 20th centuries is discussed. It is shown that a drastic reduction in sediment runoff after the establishment of river flow regulation, anthropogenic restructuring of the river channel system in the delta area, and large-scale variations in the Caspian Sea level had an impact on the delta evolution. The processes of delta degradation over the period of the recent sea level rise are analyzed. The dynamics of the Sulak Delta in recent decades is studied using space photographs.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:WARE.0000021573.53909.d7

Affiliations: Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, Moscow, 119992 Russia

Publication date: March 1, 2004

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