Water Resources

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Hydrological Processes in a Lagoon–Channel Estuary in the Warm Season: Case Study of the Mouth of the Bol’shaya R., Western Kamchatka

  • S. L. GorinEmail author
  • A. A. Popryadukhin
  • M. V. Koval’


The results of long-term field studies are used to consider in detail the issues of hydrological regime formation in a lagoon–channel estuary of the Bol’shaya R. in Kamchatka krai, one of the most remote and poorly know Russian regions. A vast body of factual data is given to characterize the estuary and the processes taking place in it, as well as the natural conditions under which it exists.


river mouth area estuary hydrology water masses water mixing Kamchatka 



This study was carried out under scientific programs of VNIRO and KamchatNIRO with financial support of the project PROON-GEF “Preservation of Kamchatka Salmon Biodiversity and Its Sustainable Use” and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 17-05-01224.

The authors are grateful to V.N. Leman (Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography) for the many-year support of their studies; V.N. Mikhailov (Moscow State University) for valuable consultations; V.V. Kovbasyuk (Kamchatka DHMS) for data of network hydrometeorological observations; S.V. Shmigalev (KamchatNIRO) for his help in expeditions; and D.V. Mishin (State Oceanographic Institute) for the calculation of free-surface curves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Gorin
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Popryadukhin
    • 2
  • M. V. Koval’
    • 3
  1. 1.Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and OceanographyMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of Geography, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Kamchatka Research Institute of Fisheries and OceanographyPetropavlovsk-KamchatskiiRussia

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