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Les phenomenes littoraux dans la zone internationale de Tanger (Maroc)

Louis Robert Lafond
Les phenomenes littoraux dans la zone internationale de Tanger (Maroc)
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (1951) 1 (8): 657-670

Abstract

Analyzes shore processes along the coast in the vicinity of Tangier. Sandy sediment is produced and transported mainly by marine currents and waves, and to some extent by eolian action by the east winds; the fluviatile contribution is negligible. Construction of a breakwater has upset the sedimentary equilibrium and cut off the great beach at Tangier from its normal source of supply. As a result, transfer of sand within the bay is limited to the perimeter of the beach; erosion is taking place at the eastern end, sedimentation at the western, and a new beach is being built up east of the jetty. Although some silting of the roadstead has begun, it is predicted that this will diminish and not seriously affect the port.


ISSN: 0037-9409
Coden: BSGFAE
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 8
Title: Les phenomenes littoraux dans la zone internationale de Tanger (Maroc)
Pages: 657-670
Published: 1951
Other Date: 1952
Text Language: French
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
Accession Number: 1954-002970
Categories: Geomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. g. sk. maps)
N35°47'60" - N35°47'60", W05°45'00" - W05°45'00"
Source Note: Series 6
Country of Publication: France
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1954
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