African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 941

Full Length Research Paper

An assessment of the contribution of fluvial sediment discharge to coastal stability: A case study of Western Region of Ghana

Boye Borkai Cynthia
  • Boye Borkai Cynthia
  • Department of Minerals Engineering, Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana.
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Boateng Isaac
  • Boateng Isaac
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Portsmouth, Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH, United Kingdom.
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Appeaning Addo Kwasi
  • Appeaning Addo Kwasi
  • Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG. 99, Legon - Accra, Ghana.
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Wiafe George
  • Wiafe George
  • Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG. 99, Legon - Accra, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 11 July 2017
  •  Accepted: 08 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 May 2019

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