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Evolution of sandy beaches in Estonia as indicator of increased storminess in the Baltic Sea region
Kont, A.; Orviku, K.; Jaagus, J.; Rivis, R.; Tõnisson, H. (2005). Evolution of sandy beaches in Estonia as indicator of increased storminess in the Baltic Sea region, in: Herrier, J.-L. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings 'Dunes and Estuaries 2005': International Conference on nature restoration practices in European coastal habitats, Koksijde, Belgium 19-23 September 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 19: pp. 607-609
In: Herrier, J.-L. et al. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings 'Dunes and Estuaries 2005': International Conference on nature restoration practices in European coastal habitats, Koksijde, Belgium 19-23 September 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 19. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. XIV, 685 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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Document type: Conference paper

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  • Kont, A.
  • Orviku, K.
  • Jaagus, J.
  • Rivis, R.
  • Tõnisson, H.

Abstract
    Warmer winters, increased cyclonic activity and frequent occurrence of extremely strong storms in northern Europe seem to be closely related phenomena caused by climate change. Climatic changes in moderate and high latitudes have led to critical changes in the dynamics and development of coastal areas. In Estonia, the greatest destruction occurs on sandy beaches that are well exposed to waves and is associated with stormy periods when storm surge elevates sea level. Ice-free sea and unfrozen sediments enhance the activity of shore processes.

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