Using GIS to study the coastal geomorphology of the Acheloos river mouth in West Greece

A. Vassilopoulos*, D. R. Green, T. H. Gournelos, N. Evelpidou, P. Gkavakou, S. Koussouris

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Abstract

In this paper the counteractive dynamic marine and river environments responsible for a river mouth's and a delta's modulation is studied. The Acheloos River (West Greece) was chosen as the case study due to the recent changes taken place in its basin. The aim of this study is to analyze the present dominant environment and the impact of human activity on this balance. A GIS database was developed and updated in order to provide access for future use and computer analysis (both spatial and chronological). The study, includes an estimation of the delta forming processes, the impact of the anthropogenic parameters on these processes, and, finally, their representation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Coastal Conservation
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Acheloos river
  • Costal geomorphology
  • Greece
  • Late quaternary

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