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The Hydromorphology of the Caspian Sea  

Homayoun Khoshravan1 , Ramiz Mammadov2
1 Water Research Center, Coastal Management Group, Caspian Sea Research Center, Iran
2 Geography Institute of Azerbaijan Academy of Science, Azerbaijan
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0003
Received: 23 Jan., 2017    Accepted: 04 Feb., 2017    Published: 15 Feb., 2017
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Khoshravan H., and Mammadov R., 2017, The hydromorphology of the Caspian Sea, International Journal of Marine Science, 7(3): 19-30 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0003)

Abstract

The analysis of hydrology and morphologic characteristics of the Caspian Sea is main target in this paper. So by long term marine data analysis, the hydromorphology properties of Caspian Sea (morphology, fluctuation, temperature, salinity and transparency) have been studied. The main results show that the Caspian Sea as largest inland sea has unique morphologic condition and rapid sea level changing is the one of the most important natural process. The intensity of physical vulnerability and erosion risk in Caspian Sea is related to fluctuation rhythm and the spatial and temporal of marginal beach morphologic changing.

Keywords
Caspian Sea; Morphology; Hydrology; Fluctuation
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