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Coastal Erosion in West and Central Africa - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 67

dc.contributorEcosystems Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialAngolaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialCôte d'Ivoireen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGambiaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGuinea-Bissauen_US
dc.coverage.spatialLiberiaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialMauritaniaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSenegalen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSierra Leoneen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBeninen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGhanaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialTogoen_US
dc.coverage.spatialNigeriaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialCameroonen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSao Tome and Principeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGabonen_US
dc.coverage.spatialCongoen_US
dc.coverage.spatialDemocratic Republic of the Congoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T19:46:07Z
dc.date.available2019-08-13T19:46:07Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/29369
dc.descriptionThis report was conceived with a naturalistic approach, i.e. global and inter-regional, incorporating different parameters which shape the coastal zone. It is subdivided into 3 main parts. The first one takes into account factors influencing coastal morphogenesis : climate and general oceanography, as first order environmental parameters ; geological formations as substrate over which the former exert their action, and the nature of the vegetation cover and of the soils they generate ; sediments distribution on the continental shelf, sources of these sediments (not necessarily of a terrigenous origin), hydrodynamic factors which rework the sediments ; sea level variations (minute at human's scale, but globally important), and, last but not least, man's interaction with the coastal zone. The second part deals with different types of coasts encountered along the Atlantic shores of Africa : it makes an inventory of shoreline variations during historical times, if documented, replaces the African coasts within the framework of the general classification of Inman and Nordstrom (1971), and argues the subdivision of this littoral into ten large natural areas. Finally, the last part analyzes regional characteristics of these ten areas. Let us recall that among the twenty countries grouped under the general label of Western and Central Africa, two do no appear in this report.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studiesen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYen_US
dc.subjectCOASTAL EROSIONen_US
dc.subjectCOASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectCONTINENTAL SHELFen_US
dc.subjectGEOLOGYen_US
dc.subjectMARINE POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectMETEOROLOGYen_US
dc.subjectOCEAN CURRENTSen_US
dc.subjectOCEANOGRAPHYen_US
dc.subjectOCEANSen_US
dc.subjectCOASTAL AREASen_US
dc.subjectREMOTE SENSINGen_US
dc.subjectSEA LEVELen_US
dc.subjectSEDIMENTATIONen_US
dc.subjectSOILSen_US
dc.subjectTIDAL ENERGYen_US
dc.subjectURBANIZATIONen_US
dc.subjectVEGETATIONen_US
dc.subjectWEST AFRICAen_US
dc.subjectCENTRAL AFRICAen_US
dc.titleCoastal Erosion in West and Central Africa - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 67en_US
dc.typeReports and Booksen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Landen_US
wd.tags Coastal and Marine Ecosystemsen_US
wd.tagsRegional seasen_US
wd.tagsSoilen_US
wd.topicsEcosystemsen_US
wd.topicsOceans & seasen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber244 p.en_US


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