(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Recent effects of tidal and hydro-meteorological changes on coastal plains near the mouth of the Amazon River

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GUIMARÃES J.T.F. (1 2) ; COHEN M.C.L. (2) ; FRANCA M.C. (2) ; PESSENDA L.C.R. (3) ; SOUZA E.J. (2) ; NOGUEIRA A.C.R. (2) ; ALVES R. (1) ;
(1) Inst. Tecnológico Vale, Belém, BRESIL
(2) Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geologia e Geoquímica, Univ. Federal do Pará, Belém, BRESIL
(3) Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA), Piracicaba, BRESIL


This study analyses morphological and geobotanical units along the Amapá coast, over the short term (~ 20 years), based on processing and interpreting optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, combined with data on water salinity, maximum flood height, sedimentary facies data, rainfall and river discharge. It is shown that the decrease in rainfall index during the drier period (1987-1997) is well-correlated with the reduction of the Calçoene River discharge and jointly with increasing tidal amplitude favored the increase of migration rate of the mud bank and erosion profile along the littoral. This was followed by the increase of the Calçoene River discharge and jointly with decreasing tidal amplitude during the wetter period (1997-2008), favoring the development of mangroves on muddy substrates near the coastline


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no13 [pp. 1535-1549]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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