Coastal Evolution

Late Quaternary Shoreline Morphodynamics

Author: R. W. G. Carter,C. D. Woodroffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598903

Category: Science

Page: 517

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This book assesses how coastlines change and how they have evolved over the past few thousand years. It introduces some of the latest concepts in coastal morphodynamics, recognizing that coasts develop through co-adjustment of process and form. The authors examine particular types of coasts--deltas, estuaries, reefs, lagoons and polar coasts--in detail with conceptual models developed on the basis of well-studied examples. In addition to being a text for graduate-level students, this is a comprehensive source for geologists, engineers, environmental scientists, planners and coastal managers.

Coastline and Dune Evolution along the Great Lakes

Author: Timothy G. Fisher,Edward C. Hansen

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813725089

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 228

View: 7637


"Stemming from research in the three upper Great Lakes basins (Superior, Michigan, and Huron), the volume is organized by geologic time, beginning with the reconstructed drainage for glacial Lake Minong southward across Michigan's Upper Peninsula and ending with the use of remote sensing and geospatial analysis in monitoring Lake Michigan coastal dunes"--

Geology and Geomorphology of Holocene Coastal Barriers of Brazil

Author: Sérgio R. Dillenburg,Patrick A. Hesp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540447717

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 7581


This is the first book to cover the Holocene geology and geomorphology of the 9,200 kilometers of the Brazilian coast. It is written for third and fourth year undergraduates, post-graduate students, scientists and man- ers. It characterizes the Brazilian coast in terms of the Holocene geology, geomorphology, oceanographic and climatic conditions, and the location, morphology and evolution of the barrier types. Separate chapters outline the types of barriers and coastal dynamics in each state, beginning in the south and proceeding to the north. Some emphasis is placed on the stretches of coast where the detailed morphology and stratigraphy of b- riers has been previously determined. To date, the Brazilian coastal barriers have been largely ignored by the international community, partly perhaps because much of the past research has tended to concentrate on barrier islands, of which there are very few in Brazil. In contrast, the Brazilian coastal barriers display a much wider range of types than is generally assumed. The biggest and most spectacular transgressive dunefield barriers in the world exist in Brazil, and dominate the southern and northeastern coasts. Many have never been described - fore. This volume provides a wealth of information on Holocene barrier types, evolution and dynamics. It provides managers, ecologists, biologists and botanists with much needed information on the geology, geomorph- ogy and dynamics of the genesis, types, functioning and ecosystems of the Holocene barriers extending along the entire Brazilian coast.

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123965381

Category: Nature

Page: 592

View: 7409


Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability

Author: John A. Church,Philip L. Woodworth,Thorkild Aarup,W. Stanley Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340778

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 546


Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea-level rise, presents up-to-date assessments of past sea-level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea-level rise, and explores how sea-level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea-level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea-level rise and its impacts on society. Key Features: Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts Multidisciplinary Four color throughout Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research The book is for everyone interested in sea-level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers. Additional resources for this book can be found at:

Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Author: Ian Shennan,Antony J. Long,Benjamin P. Horton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118452577

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 9882


Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – isone of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requiresrobust scientific approaches and techniques. This Handbookaims to provide a practical guide to readers interested in thischallenge, from the initial design of research approaches throughto the practical issues of data collection and interpretation froma diverse range of coastal environments. Building on thirtyyears of international research, the Handbook comprises 38 chaptersthat are authored by leading experts from around the world. The Handbook will be an important resource to scientists interestedand involved in understanding sea-level changes across a broadrange of disciplines, policy makers wanting to appreciate ourcurrent state of knowledge of sea-level change over differenttimescales, and many teachers at the university level, as well asadvanced-level undergraduates and postgraduate research students,wanting to learn more about sea-level change. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref=""\go\shennan\sealevel/a

Habitat conservation

managing the physical environment

Author: Andrew Warren,Jon R. French,Jonathan French

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471984986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 6023


Habitat Conservation examines the relationship between habitat and ecosystem dynamics. Over the last decade scientists have made advances in their understanding of this relationship and this has had major impacts on their approach to nature conservation management. In many habitats conservation management needs to take into account the physical dynamic processes such as the impact of air, soil and water as well as the biological processes. Covering habitats ranging from mountains to floodplains to coastal dunes and rivers this text discusses: * how the biological and physical processes interact in each habitat * explores the current and future impact of global warming and sea-level rise and; * uses case studies to demonstrate how different habitats can be naturally managed and restored. Written by geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists and limnologists this is a fundamental text for masters and undergraduate students studying nature conservation, habitat ecology and environmental management. It will also be essential reading for all conservationists, environmental consultants, managers and engineers.

Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics

Author: Andrew D. Short

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Science

Page: 379

View: 3123


A highly readable book on the nature of beaches, including the dynamics of the shoreface, surf, swash and backbeach, and globally at the regional variations in beach systems from the tropics to the poles. The beach and adjacent shoreface are the most dynamic part of the Earth's surface. They represent a narrow zone where waves, tides and winds continously interact, producing, wherever sediment is available, hundreds of thousands of kilometres of beach systems. Beaches are also the focus of intense pressure from users and developers, and for these reasons alone a knowledge of beach systems and their morphodynamics is critical to their sustainable management. This book is the first to: * provide an in-depth and holistic view of beach systems, looking both in detail at the different beach zones and globally at range of parameters influencing regional variation * examine the relationship between beaches and ancillary dune systems and includes chapters on beach ecology, safety, stratification and barrier evolution. The book is designed for use in the classroom and the office, being aimed at university level students and coastal professioanls.

Coastal Geomorphology

An Introduction

Author: Eric Bird

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471899778

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 8045


Gives a comprehensive treatment of coastal evolution and dynamics, providing background for the study of coastal landforms and how and why they are changing, with up to date information, world-wide coverage of examples, numerous illustrations and extensive references to the scientific literature. It gives a systematic approach to the subject of coastal geomorphology, dealing with the shaping of landforms, the changing levels of land and sea, the array of coastal processes that have influenced the shaping of landforms and the changes that are taking place on them. It analyses the causes of erosion and accretion on sectors of the coastline and examines the factors that have contributed to these, preparing the way for management strategies. The book includes discussions on the effects that human activities have had on coasts and their continuing contribution to coastal landform changes.

Numerical Experiments in Stratigraphy

Recent Advances in Stratigraphic and Sedimentologic Computer Simulations

Author: John Warvelle Harbaugh

Publisher: Sepm Society for Sedimentary


Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 362

View: 447


This CD-ROM contains three sets of simulation software and related items for Fuzzim, Phil and Strata. The versions of Fuzzim and Phil included here run only on Macintosh computers while Strata runs only under a UNIX operating system. In addition to the software, the Phil directory contains a manuscript and illustrations by Bowman and Vail that is included in this volume. Also, 27 QuickTime (TM) videos of model runs are in the Phil directory. In addiiton, this CD-ROM has a separate directory containing the electronic version of Figure 6 from the Cross and Lessenger paper of this volume.

Coastal Dynamics '01

Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Coastal Dynamics, June 11-15, 2001, Lund Sweden

Author: Hans Hanson,Magnus Larson

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers


Category: Science

Page: 1086

View: 6821


This collection contains 109 papers presented at the Fourth Conference on Coastal Dynamics, held in Lund, Sweden, June 11-15, 2001.