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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 5     (Pages: 385-390)

Crimea and Caucasus Accumulative Coasts Dynamics Estimation using Satellite Pictures

R.D. Kosyan 1 ,Yu.N. Goryachkin 2 ,V.V. Krylenko 1 ,V.V. Dolotov 2 ,M.V. Krylenko 1 ,E.A. Godin 2

1 Southern Branch of the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, 353467, Gelendzhik, Russia
2 Marine Hydrophysical Institute of NASU, 2, Kapitanskaya st. 99011, Sevastopol, Ukraine
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_26 Viewed : 2914 - Downloaded : 2003 The total length of Ukraine and Russia Black Sea coastal line makes almost half of Black Sea coast summarized extent. The policy of coastal zone development and management pursued by these states exerts an essential influence on the entire Black Sea. For the solution of the practical problems arising during economic development of the coast, frequently it is required to receive quickly the information on dynamics of coast, especially of the accumulative one. The data acquisition of the field instrumental observations requires the long expeditionary works and the time for the subsequent office treatment of results. The use of space pictures allows estimating dynamics of accumulative coastal forms of any scale and giving a complete picture of the area coast changes. The resorts Anapa (Russia) and Crimea (Ukraine) have been used as test areas. Keywords : Monitoring, coast line, coast retreat, satellite observations