ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS ON THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE PACOTI ESTUARY, NORTHEAST BRAZIL

Autores

  • ALEXANDRE MEDEIROS DE CARVALHO Marine Science Institute (LABOMAR), Federal University of Ceará
  • VANDA CLAUDINO-SALES Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Geography at the State University of Acaraú Valley -UVA.
  • FRANCISCO GLEIDSON DA COSTA GASTÃO Marine Science Institute (LABOMAR), Federal University of Ceará – UFC. Email
  • MILIANA TEIXEIRA DE OLIVEIRA Marine Science Institute (LABOMAR), Federal University of Ceará – UFC.
  • ELAINE DE SOUSA AGUIAR Marine Science Institute (LABOMAR), Federal University of Ceará – UFC
  • DEBORA MARIA PATRÍCIO SOUSA Marine Science Institute (LABOMAR), Federal University of Ceará – UFC.
  • LIDRIANA DE SOUZA PINHEIRO 7 Marine Science Institute (LABOMAR), Federal University of Ceará – UFC and Visiting Professor (CAPED-PRINT) at DiSTeBA – Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technology, University Salento, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48025/ISSN2675-6900.v3n1.2022.142

Palavras-chave:

Estuary, . Dunes, Pacoti River, Anthropization

Resumo

The problem of anthropogenic occupation on the banks of estuaries and rivers has been a factor of concern and frequently
addressed around the world. In the State of Ceará, this problem has been persistent, despite the reasonable environmental
legislation dealing with this issue. Along the Pacoti River Estuary, this problem was addressed in this study and added to the
analysis of the wind action in the evolution of this coastal environment. Thus, direct and indirect methods were applied, mainly
based on field work and remote sensing based in the use of tools from a GIS platform. The results show persistent and
continuous participation of aeolian activity, notably dunes migration, in the evolution process of this estuary. Additionally,
human interference over 63 years, whether in the form of exploitation of natural resources and/or urban occupation on the
banks of the estuary and in the possible area of expansion of this environment, has produced serious environmental damage
and restricted the natural area of this important coastal ecosystem. This process of environmental degradation was largely
accelerated from the occupation of the area to the east of the estuary by the Beach Park development, and to the west by the
Alphaville Residential Condominium.

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2022-07-26

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MEDEIROS DE CARVALHO, A. ., CLAUDINO-SALES, V., GLEIDSON DA COSTA GASTÃO, F., TEIXEIRA DE OLIVEIRA, M., DE SOUSA AGUIAR, E., MARIA PATRÍCIO SOUSA, D., & DE SOUZA PINHEIRO, L. (2022). ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS ON THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE PACOTI ESTUARY, NORTHEAST BRAZIL. William Morris Davis - Revista De Geomorfologia, 3(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.48025/ISSN2675-6900.v3n1.2022.142