Coastal Forces and Processes

Sadia Afrin Kamal*

Coastal zone is where the ocean, land and sea interact with each other. It is a very active and dynamic area where continuous coastal forces like-wind, erosion, tides, sea level rise are seen. These forces help to create various coastal phenomena and landforms that are important for the environment as well as biological diversity. So these forces and processes impact not only the people living in the coastal environment but also their livelihoods. The coastal zone of Bangladesh covers about 32% of the total area landmass which includes a total of 19 districts. This article describes the different types of activities undertaking in the coastal environment and how these actions have an influence on the costal life directly or indirectly.

Published Date: 2021-11-15; Received Date: 2021-10-25