Last edited by Doujar
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | History

2 edition of Methodology for assessment and control of coastal erosion in West and Central Africa found in the catalog.

Methodology for assessment and control of coastal erosion in West and Central Africa

A. Chidi Ibe

Methodology for assessment and control of coastal erosion in West and Central Africa

by A. Chidi Ibe

  • 64 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by UNEP, Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme Activity Centre [distributor ] in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementA.C. Ibé and R.E. Quélennec.
SeriesRegional seas -- no. 107
ContributionsQuélennec, R. E., Unesco., United Nations Environment Programme.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 100 p., 9 p. of plates :
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14756519M

Coastal erosion may be caused by hydraulic action, abrasion, impact and corrosion by wind and water, and other forces, natural or unnatural. On non-rocky coasts, coastal erosion results in rock formations in areas where the coastline contains rock layers or fracture zones with varying resistance to . Note, however, that coastal erosion only becomes a problem when there is no room to accommodate change, so coastal erosion is a problem for urbanised frontages but is not for many rural areas where the beach is backed by high ground. In some places coastal erosion is necessary for the preservation of some of the coast’s functions. For example,File Size: KB.

Currently, 40% of soil in Africa is degraded. Degraded soil diminishes food production and leads to soil erosion, which in turn contributes to is particularly worrisome since, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, some 83% of sub-Saharan African people depend on the land for their livelihood, and food production in Africa will have to increase almost Author: Angela Thompsell. is a moderate risk zone, where physical risks are mostly considered to be due coastal erosion associated with sea-level rise and increased storm activity. Theron et al. () selected to follow a method for a South African Coastal Vulnerability Index outlined by Coelho () based on studies of coastal vulnerability in Portugal thatFile Size: KB.

Mangroves of Western and Central Africa United Nations Environment Programme This report presents new spatial data for mangrove area coverage in West Africa, and brings together for the first time information on the uses of mangroves, current drivers of change and threats to mangroves at the national scale and through 19 country profiles. Yaroomba Village and International Resort Coastal Erosion Hazard Assessment 3 Methodology G:\Admin\_Yaroomba_CHA\ 2 Methodology Erosion Hazard Area Width Assessment Erosion hazard area widths are determined to cater for potential erosion of the dune system over a specified planning period.


Share this book
You might also like
World Travel Map Lebanon

World Travel Map Lebanon

Physical activity for children

Physical activity for children

Solar energy,wind power and geothermal energy; Rome, 21-31 August, 1961.

Solar energy,wind power and geothermal energy; Rome, 21-31 August, 1961.

Dolls in verse

Dolls in verse

Bovine dictyocauliasis

Bovine dictyocauliasis

spirit and the heritage

spirit and the heritage

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Next Tuesday, 24th July, grand day and evening fete, will be given in honor of the foreign ambassadors ...

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Next Tuesday, 24th July, grand day and evening fete, will be given in honor of the foreign ambassadors ...

The Sarvis-Ickes genealogy, with historical notes, 1943

The Sarvis-Ickes genealogy, with historical notes, 1943

Address of Hon. Henry W. Hilliard of Alabama before the American Institute

Address of Hon. Henry W. Hilliard of Alabama before the American Institute

Rumania.

Rumania.

Gold mining 88: International Conference on Gold Mining, 2d, November 7-9, 1988, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. by C.O. Brawner, editor

Gold mining 88: International Conference on Gold Mining, 2d, November 7-9, 1988, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. by C.O. Brawner, editor

treatise of artificial magnets

treatise of artificial magnets

The glory of God in the firmament of his power.

The glory of God in the firmament of his power.

odes of Horace

odes of Horace

Methodology for assessment and control of coastal erosion in West and Central Africa by A. Chidi Ibe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 3) Abstract More than half of the world’s population lives within 60 km of the shoreline and in Africa trends in population growth indicate that these numbers could rise to 75% by the next by: 1.

Ibe, A.C. and Quelennec, R.E. () Coastal Erosion Inventory and Control Methodology in the West and Central Africa Region.

Regional Seas Reports and Studies, UNEP, Nairobi, p. In West Africa, coastal erosion remains a problem for the socio-economic development of the coastal zone.

Case studies in Senegal and Benin indicate a strong intensification of coastal erosion, in relation to human influence, as shown by the analysis of Cited by: coastal erosion.

The main causes are the depositing and removal of sediment, which occur via natural processes, such as coastal drift and river discharge. Human activity can exacerbate erosion in multiple ways.

It can affect the removal of sediment, through direct extraction or the creation of surfaces that disrupt the natural processes. Ibe AC, Quelennac RE () Methodology for assessment and control of coastal erosion in West Africa and Central Africa.

UNEP regional sea reports and studies no. United Nations Environment Programme, New York, USA Google ScholarCited by: 3. Methodology for Assessment and Control of Coastal Erosion in West and Central Africa: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No.

United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Geology and Total Petroleum Systems of the West-Central Coastal Province (), West Africa U.S.

Geological Survey Bulletin B U.S. Department of the Interior chosen resource-assessment methodology, based on estimation of the number and sizes of undiscovered fields, is by: Erosion still occurs in the central coastal zone of Viet Nam and preventive measures such as sea dykes, revetments, and tree plantations have been implemented in many coastal areas; however, in the southern coastal zone, mangrove plantations have mitigated wave action and prevented further erosion (Cat et al., ).File Size: KB.

found on the west central coast of Africa having a total area of 28, km2 with a coastline of km. Equatorial Guinea lies between latitudes 4°N and 2°S, and longitudes 5° and 12°E [2]. Equatorial Guinea or Republic of Equatorial Guinea, a country of west central Africa. It lies near the. (CILSS, the permanent interstate committee for drought control in the Sahel) and the common agricultural policy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

WFP in the West and Central Africa Region 8. WFP currently works in 19 countries13 in the West and Central Africa. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS - Vol. III - An Assessment of the Vulnerability to Erosion of the Coastal Zone Due to a Potential Rise of Sea Level: The Case of the Hellenic Aegean Coast - G.

Alexandrakis, Α. Karditsa, S. Poulos, G. Ghionis and N.A. Kampanis ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) AN ASSESSMENT OF THE VULNERABILITY TO EROSION OF. Methodology for assessment and control of Coastal Erosion in the West and Central African Region.

UNEP Regional Seas and Reports and Studies No. Geneva: United Nations Environment Programme, p. The effects of climate change—from changing precipitation patterns to rising seas—will exacerbate the coastal erosion already affecting West Africa, increasing the exposure and vulnerability of the people and assets located there/5.

The purpose of this study is to provide regionally appropriate recommendations to aid the assessment of coastal erosion risk for South West WA. It has been prepared to support application of the design storm approach to coastal hazard assessment following the Western Australian State Planning Policy State Coastal Planning Policy.

Coastal Erosion in West Africa and Adaptation Planning. The West African coast mainly consists of a narrow low-lying coastal strip, over a distance of several thousand kilometers.

This coastal strip is protected from the sea by a sandy barrier. This will lead to the disruption of the coastal barrier if no erosion control measures are taken.

to assess the coastal erosion situation along the Accra coast. Factors suspected to drive localized erosion were identified and their level of influence : Kwasi Appeaning Addo.

A rapid overview of coastal erosion in Ghana Desmond Ofosu Anim1, 2, 3*, Philip Nti Nkrumah2, Ghana is located in West Africa boarded at It also provides various eroding control measures and a baseline for improving the coastal erosion in the Size: KB. Coastal and Beach Erosion Approximately 40% of South Africa’s population lives within km of the coast and coastal resources are relied on for commercial opportunities as well as for food, recreation and transport, thereby facilitating job creation and general economic upliftment.

Surprisingly, this part of the coastal area in West Lomé experiences the opposite phenomenon to erosion, known as costal accretion, which is the process of sediment accumulation in the coastal zone. We wondered if we could put in place a mechanism of sand transportation from west to east, thus helping the coastal zone east of Lomé begin a.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Ye Yincan et al, in Marine Geo-Hazards in China, Basic Concept of Coastal Erosion. Coastal erosion is a result of human activities and natural environment changes making the coastal dynamic action (wave, current, wind) lose balance in the coastal process, and the long-term loss of sediments of coastal zone results in the destruction process of coastline retreat and beach erosion.The coastal area of West Africa is home to 31% of the West African population and produces 56% of the sub-region’s GDP.

However, today countries are facing increasing risks of coastal erosion, flooding, salinisation of land and coastal waters, as well as depletion of fish stocks- all manifestations that threaten their people and their economic livelihood.has recognized the vulnerability of that coastline to coastal erosion processes, launching the Coastal protection Project in Hazard assessment A wide range of methodologies have been applied for coastal erosion hazard assessment.

The key factors influencing these methodologies include: • The spatial and temporal scale of the analysis.