Evolution of Colpan barrier and lagoon complex (Lake Van-Turkey): Sedimentological and hydrological approach


Üner S.

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, vol.486, pp.73-82, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 486
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.05.019
  • Journal Name: QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-82
  • Keywords: Barrier-lagoon complex, Coastal processes, Sedimentology, Lake Van, Eastern Anatolia, EASTERN ANATOLIA TURKEY, HIGH-RESOLUTION POLLEN, SEA-LEVEL RISE, ENVIRONMENTAL-CHANGES, LAMINATED SEDIMENTS, COASTAL LAGOONS, HIGH-ENERGY, RECORD, TRANSPORT, CURRENTS

Abstract

The northeastern coast of the Lake Van (Eastern Anatolia-Turkey) is exposed to energetic waves, inducing large sediment transport rates. Intense wave activity on coastal environment shows the shaping impact on the shoreline either erosional or depositional processes. Sedimentation is characterized by gravelly beaches, spit formation, and barrier-lagoon complex. Colpan barrier and lagoon complex forming the subject of this study occurred in these swashed environmental conditions. This study aims to introduce formation and evolution of the Colpan barrier and lagoon complex and to assess the future development of the coastal area around the Lake Van.