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Estonian Journal of Engineering

The impact of two newly built port terminals in the Eastern Gulf of Finland on sedimentation processes and coastal zone dynamics; pp. 212–226

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/eng.2009.3.05

Authors
Alexander Sergeev, Daria Ryabchuk, Vladimir Zhamoida, Elena Nesterova

Abstract

The natural coastal zone in the Luga Bay and Bjorkezund Strait are characterized by a positive sediment balance. Recent sediment extraction and significant depth increase within the dredging areas in the vicinity of the newly built oil and coal port terminals in Ust-Luga and Primorsk disturb the dynamic equilibrium and sediment balance in the coastal zone. This activity leads to a change in sediment flows, with a high rate of accumulation in ship channels and an increase of coastal erosion.


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