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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 138, Issue 1–3, pp 281–287 | Cite as

Geo-morphological changes of the Wanpingkou tidal system arising from the building of a sailing boat station in Rizhao of China

  • Shuhua Bian
  • Yuanzhi Zhang
  • Aiping Feng
  • Long Chiu
  • Sangyun Wu
  • Zejian Hu
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Abstract

This paper examines a small tidal system in Wanpingkou, Rizhao of China. The tidal system was originally maintained by a balance of the natural interaction between tidal currents and waves. But this tidal system was diminishing by reclamation processes since the 1980s, especially in 2003 when a sailing boat station was built in the study area. To investigate the stability and development mechanism of the tidal system, its feasibility was evaluated before the sailing boat station was built. The erosion and deposition in and out of the tidal system was analyzed, forecasted and compared with the data from field monitoring. The results show that the tidal system would remain relatively stable, although its adjacent shoreline might change somewhat after the newly built sailing boat station. This change would also affect the coastal water and wetland environment in the study area. Further field monitoring in the area is still necessary.

Keywords

Tidal inlet Monitoring Jetties Erosion Deposition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuhua Bian
    • 1
  • Yuanzhi Zhang
    • 2
  • Aiping Feng
    • 1
  • Long Chiu
    • 2
  • Sangyun Wu
    • 1
  • Zejian Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.First Institute of OceanographyState Oceanography Administration (SOA)QingdaoChina
  2. 2.Institute of Space and Earth Information ScienceThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong

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