Morphological and lithodynamic conditions in the marine coastal zone of the Vistula Spit (Gulf of Gdansk, Baltic Sea)
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The paper presents a lithodynamic interpretation of the Polish-Russian morpholog- ical and lithological research project along the marine coastal zone of the Vistula Spit, carried out between July and September 2008. 78.4% of the coastal zone is characterized by a balanced environment, with fractional transport of sediments as bed and suspended load. Deposition was observed in 8.2% of the study area. A dynamic environment with a deficit of bed material, local turbulences and erosive trends were found in 13.2% of the coastal zone. The critical erosive current velocities vary from 16 to 20–26 cm s−1.