Sandy Beach Morphodynamics

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics
Author: Derek Jackson,Andrew Short
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0081029284
ISBN 13: 9780081029282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics Book Review:

Sandy beaches represent some of the most dynamic environments on Earth and examining their morphodynamic behaviour over different temporal and spatial scales is challenging, relying on multidisciplinary approaches and techniques. Sandy Beach Morphodynamics brings together the latest research on beach systems and their morphodynamics and the ways in which they are studied in 29 chapters that review the full spectrum of beach morphodynamics. The chapters are written by leading experts in the field and provide introductory level understanding of physical processes and resulting landforms, along with more advanced discussions. Includes chapters that are written by the world’s leading experts, including the latest up-to-date thinking on a variety of subject areas Covers state-of-the-art techniques, bringing the reader the latest technologies/methods being used to understand beach systems Presents a clear-and-concise description of processes and techniques that enables a clear understanding of coastal processes

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics
Author: Derek Jackson,Andrew Short
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 0081029276
ISBN 13: 9780081029275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics Book Review:

Sandy beaches represent some of the most dynamic environments on Earth and examining their morphodynamic behaviour over different temporal and spatial scales is challenging, relying on multidisciplinary approaches and techniques. Sandy Beach Morphodynamics brings together the latest research on beach systems and their morphodynamics and the ways in which they are studied in 29 chapters that review the full spectrum of beach morphodynamics. The chapters are written by leading experts in the field and provide introductory level understanding of physical processes and resulting landforms, along with more advanced discussions.

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics and Macrobenthic Communities in Temperate Subtropical and Tropical Regions

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics and Macrobenthic Communities in Temperate  Subtropical and Tropical Regions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:56407453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sandy Beaches as Ecosystems

Sandy Beaches as Ecosystems
Author: A. McLachlan,T. Erasmus
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 9401729387
ISBN 13: 9789401729383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandy Beaches as Ecosystems Book Review:

What sight is more beautiful than a high-energy beach facing lines of rolling white breakers? What battleground is more ferocious than where waves and sand meet? What environment could be more exciting to study than this sandy interface between sea and land? And yet how much do we know about sandy beaches? Open sandy beaches are amongst the most neglected fields of scientific study in the coastal environment. This situation exists despite their great extent along most temperate and tropical coastlines and their value as recreational areas and buffer zones against the sea. The traditional oceanographer does not venture into the surf zone while the terrestrial ecologist stops short at the high water mark. Only a few coastal engineers have grappled with the problem of sand and sediment movement as it influences their construction of harbours and pipelines. The marine biologist on the other hand has regarded estuaries, coral reefs and rocky shores, obviously teeming with life, as more fruitful areas for study than the apparently poor animal life on sandy beaches. Sandy beaches have therefore tended to become a scientific no man's land. Over the last decade this situation has begun to improve. Recent work on high-energy beaches has revealed that they may in fact be rich and productive and fertile areas for study. It has even been suggested that beaches and their adjacent surf zones may constitute viable marine ecosystems.

Brazilian Beach Systems

Brazilian Beach Systems
Author: Andrew D. Short,Antonio Henrique da F. Klein
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 3319303945
ISBN 13: 9783319303949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brazilian Beach Systems Book Review:

This book is about the more than 4,000 beach systems that form most of the 9000 km long Brazilian coast. It focuses on the beaches of each of the seventeen coastal states and three oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and status. It is a must for anyone who wants to know more about this great coast and its beach systems. This is the first book ever written about the beach systems of Brazil, and actually the very first about the beaches of an entire country. The Brazilian coast extends from the mighty Amazon River and its muddy shores in the north to one of the world’s longest sandy beaches in the southern Rio Grande do Sul. It contains every beach type from wave to tide-dominated which range in size from small embayed beaches to long barrier beaches. The book is written by leading Brazilian academics and researchers and aims at the university level market, as well as coastal scientists, engineers and managers. Standard scientific terminology is used to describe the coast and its beaches. It is illustrated with more than 400 original figures and serves as a benchmark text on the Brazilian coast.

The Ecology of Sandy Shores

The Ecology of Sandy Shores
Author: A.C. Brown,Anton McLachlan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080465098
ISBN 13: 0080465099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of Sandy Shores Book Review:

The Ecology of Sandy Shores provides the students and researchers with a one-volume resource for understanding the conservation and management of the sandy shore ecosystem. Covering all beach types, and addressing issues from the behavioral and physiological adaptations of the biota to exploring the effects of pollution and the impact of man's activities, this book should become the standard reference for those interested in Sandy Shore study, management and preservation. More than 25% expanded from the previous edition Three entirely new chapters: Energetics and Nutrient Cycling, Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates, and Benthic Macrofauna Populations New sections on the interstitial environment, seagrasses, human impacts and coastal zone management Examples drawn from virtually all parts of the world, considering all beach types from the most exposed to the most sheltered

Proceedings of the Brazilian Symposium on Sandy Beaches

Proceedings of the Brazilian Symposium on Sandy Beaches
Author: A. H. F. Klein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060657206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Morphodynamics of Mediterranean Mixed Sand and Gravel Coasts

Morphodynamics of Mediterranean Mixed Sand and Gravel Coasts
Author: Miguel Ortega-Sánchez,Rafael J. Bergillos,Alejandro López-Ruiz,Miguel A. Losada
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN 10: 3319524402
ISBN 13: 9783319524405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphodynamics of Mediterranean Mixed Sand and Gravel Coasts Book Review:

This book describes recent advances in the morphodynamics of mixed sand and gravel Mediterranean coasts, and provides updates and new methods for their study and management. It assesses how the differences in the geomorphic setting, in comparison with traditional sandy beaches, result in distinctive physical processes governing the dynamics of these coasts. Further, on the basis of field measurements, theoretical analysis and numerical modeling carried out at two study sites in southern Spain over the last 15 years, the book studies, analyzes and compares these physical processes and mechanisms. It also shows that the narrow and complex bathymetries and inner shelves modify the wave propagation patterns and hence, the longshore sediment transport gradients along the coast. Given the correlation between the changes in these gradients and the shoreline evolution over time, it identifies the complexity of the inner shelf bathymetries as the main driver of coastal changes and describes these processes in detail using, in the plan view, the inter-annual evolution of unaltered and “altered by human” beaches. Lastly, the book details how the generation and subsequent overlapping of berms across the beach profile are responsible for the sediment variability at depth and cross-shore, and concludes that the total run-up (including the water-level) is a more influential variable than wave height in the erosional/depositional response of these beaches.

Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments

Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments
Author: Joseph Seckbach
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2007-09-25
ISBN 10: 1402061110
ISBN 13: 9781402061110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments Book Review:

Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments is a unique collection of essays, contributed by leading scientists from around the world, devoted to algae – and some related microbes – observed in unexpected harsh habitats, which it seems are an oasis or Garden of Eden for these organisms. This timely book on Extremophilic algae, including its especially impressive micrographs, may provide clues about the edges of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere in the universe. Defining locations from the anthropomorphic point of view, the environments explored ranges from severe and distant to “normal” places. The algae discussed, microbial oxygenic phototrophs, are classified into various categories according to their habitats. They thrive in various temperature ranges, at the limits of pH values, in salt solutions, under UV radiation, dryness, heavy metals, anaerobic niches, under various levels of illuminations, and under hydrostatic pressure. Authors discuss bio-diversely algal territories ecologically – the hot springs with the thermophiles or acido-thermophiles; Antarctica, the Arctic, and permafrost zones with their cold lovers (Psychrophiles); soda lakes with the alkaliphiles, saltine areas with halophiles. In addition to general essays, Algal species discussed in detail include diatoms, Cyanidium, Galdieria, Dunaliella, and Chroococcidiopsis. This volume is a must for students of the field of biodiversity, as well as those in phycology, ecology and general biological research.

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science
Author: Maurice Schwartz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1213
Release: 2006-11-08
ISBN 10: 1402038801
ISBN 13: 9781402038808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science Book Review:

This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology
Author: R. Davidson-Arnott
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0521874459
ISBN 13: 9780521874458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology Book Review:

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APAC 2019

APAC 2019
Author: Nguyen Trung Viet,Dou Xiping,Tran Thanh Tung
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1483
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 9811502919
ISBN 13: 9789811502910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APAC 2019 Book Review:

This book presents selected articles from the International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC 2019), an event intended to promote academic and technical exchange on coastal related studies, including coastal engineering and coastal environmental problems, among Asian and Pacific countries/regions. APAC is jointly supported by the Chinese Ocean Engineering Society (COES), the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and the Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers (KSCOE). APAC is jointly supported by the Chinese Ocean Engineering Society (COES), the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and the Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers (KSCOE).

Coastal Dynamics 01

Coastal Dynamics  01
Author: Hans Hanson,Magnus Larson
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 1086
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031309073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Dynamics 01 Book Review:

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

Coastal Storms

Coastal Storms
Author: Paolo Ciavola,Giovanni Coco
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 1118937082
ISBN 13: 9781118937082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Storms Book Review:

A comprehensive introduction to coastal storms and their associated impacts Coastal Storms offers students and professionals in the field a comprehensive overview and groundbreaking text that is specifically devoted to the analysis of coastal storms. Based on the most recent knowledge and contributions from leading researchers, the text examines coastal storms’ processes and characteristics, the main hazards (such as overwash, inundation and flooding, erosion, structures overtopping), and how to monitor and model storms. The authors include information on the most advanced innovations in forecasting, prediction, and early warning, which serves as a foundation for accurate risk evaluation and developing adequate coastal indicators and management options. In addition, structural overtopping and damage are explained, taking into account the involved hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes. The monitoring methods of coastal storms are analyzed based on recent results from research projects in Europe and the United States. Methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation are detailed, storm impact indicators are suggested for different hazards and coastal management procedures analyzed. This important resource includes: Comprehensive coverage of storms and associated impacts, including meteorological coastal storm definitions and related potential consequences A state-of-the-art reference for advanced students, professionals and researchers in the field Chapters on monitoring methods of coastal storms, their prediction, early warning systems, and modeling of consequences Explorations of methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation and suggestions for storm impact indicators for different hazards and coastal management procedures Coastal Storms is a compilation of scientific and policy-related knowledge related to climate-related extreme events. The authors are internationally recognized experts and their work reflects the most recent science and policy advances in the field.

River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics

River  Coastal  and Estuarine Morphodynamics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1079
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780415548410
ISBN 13: 0415548411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments

The Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments
Author: M. Schwartz
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
Total Pages: 940
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007001080229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments Book Review:

This book should be of interest to geologists; biologists; environmentalists; ecologists; engineers; lecturers and students in related subjects; libraries.

Coastal Evolution

Coastal Evolution
Author: R. W. G. Carter,C. D. Woodroffe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 517
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780521598903
ISBN 13: 0521598907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Evolution Book Review:

A 1995 review of how shorelines have changed since the last Ice Age, and what this implies for future environmental management.

Coastal Zones and Estuaries

Coastal Zones and Estuaries
Author: Federico Ignacio Isla
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 1848260164
ISBN 13: 9781848260160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Zones and Estuaries Book Review:

Coastal Zones and Estuaries is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme deals with important links of water, sediment, and nutrients between continents and oceans. The present behavior of sea level, ice sheets, and coral reefs is still a matter of controversy and concern. Coastal experiences learned in developed countries should be used to improve coastal policies world wide. Within the Global Change Programme, it is recognized that the earth system is characterized by critical limits and abrupt changes. The coastal systems are particularly sensitive to these changes. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Coasts

Coasts
Author: Colin D. Woodroffe,Woodroffe Colin D.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780521011839
ISBN 13: 0521011833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coasts Book Review:

A textbook on coastal geomorphology for advanced undergraduates and graduates.

Retreat from a Rising Sea

Retreat from a Rising Sea
Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,Linda Pilkey-Jarvis,Keith C. Pilkey
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 0231541805
ISBN 13: 9780231541800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Retreat from a Rising Sea Book Review:

This sobering examination of climate-change and the disastrous effects of rising sea levels explains what must be done to avoid the worst outcomes. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground. Because of sea-level rise, major storms will inundate areas farther inland and will lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, creating vast, irreversible pollution by decimating landfills and toxic-waste sites. Retreat from a Rising Sea explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities—detailing the specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam. This policy-oriented book then lays out the drastic actions we must take now to remove vulnerable populations. Aware of the overwhelming social, political, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, the authors consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost. The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for reforming U.S. federal coastal management policies.