Studies on Morphological Changes of Puducherry Coast - A Review

Studies on Morphological Changes of Puducherry Coast - A Review
Authors : V Anandabaskaran, Dr G Vijayakumar
Publication Date: 30-08-2017


Author(s):  V Anandabaskaran, Dr G Vijayakumar

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 08 , August - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS080216


The coast is an area bordered by an ocean or a sea, dynamic and fragile. Traditionally, coastal areas have played an important role in the socio – economic development of the country, primarily because seaborne trade remains the cheapest method of transporting large quantities of goods over long distances. Pressure on the coast has been increasing ever since dawn of civilization by vigorous unorganized developmental activities. Due to this rapid development activities and settlement on the coast has created an imbalance situation on the geomorphology of the coast. For the study, the Puducherry coast was considered which pose the similar situation as discussed above. Phenomenal shoreline changes prevail along the puducherry coast due to rapid developments such as construction of harbours , jetties, breakwater, seawalls and groynes. Add on to the above problem , construction of new port is proposed by the government of Puducherry. This could cause an adverse impact on the coast if such structures are constructed without proper scientific understanding above the coast. Thus, there is a need to study the impact of such projects prior to construction and its consequence on the coastline. The objective of the present study is to develop a reliable model to predict the phenomenal morphological change due to impact of coastal structures..


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