ABSTRACT

Haghshenas, S.A.; Razavi A., A.; Bakhtiari, A., Jedari Attari, M., and Risk, M.J., 2016. Decadal Evolution of Mond River Delta, the Persian Gulf. In: Vila-Concejo, A.; Bruce, E.; Kennedy, D.M., and McCarroll, R.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the 14th International Coastal Symposium (Sydney, Australia). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, No. 75, pp. 805–809. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

This paper studies the results of multi-disciplinary investigations on different features of evolution of the Mond River delta during the past five decades. Considering the high importance of Mond River and corresponding sediment discharge, physiography and watershed analysis of Mond River is investigated and sediment discharge from the river and its sand content are estimated in the first step. A numerical model has been utilized to investigate cases of flow and sediment transport behaviour in the coastal Mond area and annual rates of longshore sediment transport are estimated. The shoreline changes are investigated by analysing thirty four sets of aerial photos and satellite imagery taken between 1967 and 2014 to investigate decadal evolution of Mond River Delta during the past three decades. Eventually, numerical results are compared with field observations and comprehensive GIS based analysis of historic shoreline changes from aerial photos and satellite imagery.

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