AbstractThe main drivers of coastal morphology evolution related to climate change are wave characteristics, storm frequency/intensity and watershed runoff. Estuaries and deltaic plains, strongly affected by the sea-level change, are highly vulnerable to future climate change impacts. Karasu Beach, located in the southwestern Black Sea, Turkey, is impacted by the Sakarya River plume. River discharge and energetic wind and wave climate are among the major physical processes that control the sediment transport pattern along the shoreline. Due to the decrease of sediment runoff to the coast related to the construction reservoirs and a harbor, significant erosion occurred, with a 7.5 m/year retreat of the coastal line. The erosion problem threatens the coastal area as well as the deep spot.
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