Accession Number : AD0768793

Title :   A Reconnaissance of the Geology of the Sandy Coastal Areas of Eastern Greece and the Peloponnese--with Speculations on Middle-Late Helladic Paleography (3000-4000 Years before Present).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK COLL OF MARINE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Kraft,John C.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : A compilation of field observations on coastal morphology in eastern Greece and the Peloponnese is presented. This study of coastal sedimentarry environments presents a plan for detailed analysis of rates of coastal change on the sandy coastal plains at the heads of the major embayments of the coast of southern and eastern Greece. Processes of coastal erosion and deposition are actively reforming the sandy coasts of Greece. A detailed understanding of rates of change of these coastal environments is of use in local construction and coastal protection problems as well as in forming an understanding of the paleogeography of coastal change and projection of future anticipated changes in coastal morphology. In addition, models of coastal change in sandy coastal plains bounded by rocky, cliff-lined embayments have been formed. These may prove to be useful in broader applications elsewhere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GREECE, *COASTAL REGIONS), TERRAIN, SEDIMENTATION, STRATIGRAPHY, EROSION, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE