(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Dynamic morphology of small south-eastern Mediterranean river mouths : a conceptual model

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LICHTER M. (1 2) ; KLEIN M. (1) ; ZVIELY D. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Univ., Haifa, ISRAEL
(2) "Coastal Risks and Sea Level Rise" (CRSLR) Research Group, Inst. of Geography, Christian Albrechts Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Recanati Inst. for Maritime Studies, Univ., Haifa, ISRAEL


This study examines the dynamic morphology of 7 river mouths along the Israeli Mediterranean coast. It offers a conceptual model aimed at generalizing and describing their spatial and temporal morphological patterns, and the environmental factors influencing them. The study methodology comprised a detailed monitoring and mapping by GIS techniques, with quantitative data derived from historic aerial photographs, river discharge records, wave measurements, and a digital elevation model. These data were incorporated into a homogenous database and subsequently applied in the investigation of the morphological patterns of these mouths, and the analysis of their influencing factors. River mouths in this study occur in 2 distinctive topographic settings with quite distinctive behavior : barrier topography and funnel topography. It is concluded that the topographic setting of the beach is the primary influencing factor on the morphology of the mouths studied


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no4 [pp. 547-562]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2077

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