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Data set name

Volumes of lost sediments in the Bichvinta canyons (Abkhazeti)

Data holding centreScientific-Industrial Center of Research and Governance of Coastal Formation Processes SAKNAPIRDATSVA
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period1970 - 1975
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Georgian Black Sea coast, Abkhazeti, Rv. Bzibi - Cape Bichvinta

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment resuspension; Sedimentation flux of terrestrially derived material in the water column; Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column; Sediment accumulation rate; River flow and discharge; Other fluxes between the bed and the water column

Instruments

Single-beam echosounders; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

As a result of in situ observations during the flood and storm periods in 1975-1976 years it was proved, that beach deformation in this area is mainly caused by lack of material delivered with rv. Bzibi and not because of influence of Bichvinta submarine canyon (except of so called Akula canyon, which, as it is estimated swallow 400.000 c.m. of sediment masses during the last 25 years).

OriginatorsScientific-Industrial Center of Research and Governance of Coastal Formation Processes SAKNAPIRDATSVA
Availability 
OrganisationScientific-Industrial Center of Research and Governance of Coastal Formation Processes SAKNAPIRDATSVA
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactZurab Savaneli (Head of Dep. of Geoinformatic)
Address

Scientific-Industrial Center of Research and Governance of Coastal Formation Processes SAKNAPIRDATSVA
150 D.Agmashenebeli Ave.
Tbilisi


Georgia

Telephone+995 32 324651
Facsimile+99532324655
Emailzsavaneli@hotmail.com
Administration 
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifier39003019
Global identifier1729
Last revised2009-01-27