Accession Number:

ADA000485

Title:

Estuarine Sedimentation Along the Natal Coast, South Africa.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The character and materials of sedimentation in estuaries and lagoons along the 570 km Natal Coast are described and analyzed. Sites examined include the Greater St. Lucia lagoon system with its 9 major contributing rivers, Richards Bay with its 2 main contributing rivers, and 28 rivers that discharge directly into the Indian Ocean without passing through an intermediate lagoonal filtering system other than their own estuaries. Discussion is based on field and remote sensing investigations and borehole data, and is supported by pertinent maps and cross-sections. The nature and processes of sedimentation along the Natal coast are representative of events along more than 2000 km of African coast from central Mozambique to eastern Cape Province. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE