Coastal Sedimentary Morphology of Urmia Lake  

Homayoun Khoshravan1 , Anahita Jabbari2
1. Head of environmental management group, the ministry of science, research and technology of Iran and associated professor of water research institute, ministry of Energy, Iran
2. Water engineering department, Urmia University, Iran
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 35   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2015.05.0035
Received: 12 Apr., 2015    Accepted: 16 May, 2015    Published: 29 May, 2015
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Khoshravan and Jabbari, 2015, Coastal sedimentary morphology of Urmia Lake, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.5, No.35 1-6 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2015.05.0035)


The main goal of the research is to analyze the morphological condition of Urmia lake coasts. By the study of topographic maps, satellite images and field research, the various types of coasts were identified: mud flats, salt marshes, sandy or cliffed coasts, and islands. Moreover the interpretation of seismic profiles, has led to recognize so important morphological features in the lake bed, such as: erosive channels, colos, mud volcanoes, the raised sandy masses and under water mounts. The main results illustrate the variable morphological behavior of Urmia Lake in different parts of the lake.

Morphology; Urmia lake; Sediments; Coasts
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