Research Papers

Spatio-temporal shoreline changes along the southern Black Sea coastal zone

[+] Author Affiliations
Fevzi Karsli, Mustafa Dihkan

Karadeniz Technical University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Geomatics Engineering,Trabzon, 61080 Turkeyfkarsli@ktu.edu.tr, mdihkan@ktu.edu.tr

Abdulaziz Guneroglu

Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Surmene Marine Science, Department of Maritime Transportaion and Management Engineering, Surmene/Trabzon, 61530 Turkey

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1), 053545 (August 12, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3624520
History: Received March 21, 2011; Revised July 10, 2011; Accepted July 21, 2011; Published August 12, 2011; Online August 12, 2011
Text Size: A A A

The Black Sea is experiencing human-induced ecological degradation along its coastal zone. As part of the Coastal Zone Management strategy, regular monitoring of shoreline changes plays an important role. Growing population in coastal zones creates extra pressure on shores which leads to the creation of new land filling areas (accretion). Moreover, a recently completed highway construction caused a catastrophic impact on coastal areas of the southern part of the Black Sea and needs to be taken into account. The main purpose of this article is to determine the pattern of shoreline changes along the Turkish coast of the Black Sea. Remote sensing is used to identify and evaluate hot spots of shoreline changes. A developed algorithm automatically extracts the coast line position by processing satellite images covering the period of 1987 to 2001. The maximum and minimum shoreline changes in terms of erosion and accretion were 118 to 53 and 95 to 635 m, respectively. More significant changes have been determined in the eastern part than the western part of the Black Sea. The locations with higher changes were mainly accretion regions along the study area. It can be concluded that coastal movements mainly caused by humans induced impacts at the coasts of the Black Sea. Coastal accretion is significant at the most part of the Turkish Black Sea coast and might be related to a recently constructed international highway.

Figures in this Article
© 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

Citation

Fevzi Karsli ; Abdulaziz Guneroglu and Mustafa Dihkan
"Spatio-temporal shoreline changes along the southern Black Sea coastal zone", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1), 053545 (August 12, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3624520


Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

PubMed Articles
Advertisement


 

  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.