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

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

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: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000060657206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:56407453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

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.

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.

Classification of Perched Beach Morphotypes and the Influence of Coastal Reefs on Sandy Beach Morphodynamics During Storms and Sea Breezes

Classification of Perched Beach Morphotypes and the Influence of Coastal Reefs on Sandy Beach Morphodynamics During Storms and Sea Breezes
Author: Shari L. Gallop,University of Western Australia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:903623897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classification of Perched Beach Morphotypes and the Influence of Coastal Reefs on Sandy Beach Morphodynamics During Storms and Sea Breezes Book Review:

A perched beach is a beach that either overlies a hard substrate; or has a hard substrate seaward, but that is landward of the depth of closure. Naturally-formed perched beaches are due to coral and rock formations that are present along much of the world's coastline. In addition, many beaches with engineered structures such as shore-parallel breakwaters and artificial reefs may also be considered as perched. The goal of this thesis was to investigate how coastal reefs influence spatial and temporal variability in coastal erosion and accretion, over nested temporal and spatial scales. To provide a framework for this process-based research, the first fully-comprehensive classification was developed of morphotypes of rock and coral formations supporting perched beaches. A novel feature of this classification is its universality and flexibility. It is based on four morphological elements (reefs, pavement, horizontal platforms and ramps) that can have common morphologies regardless of what substance the structure is made of (limestone, coral, beachrock, etc.). These elements can vary morphologically within 8 attributes, such as roughness, elevation relative to tidal range, alongshore porosity and cross-shore width. The influence of the reefs on coastal morphodynamics from hours to decades was investigated in detail at one type of perched beach: a sandy beach with reefs at Yanchep Lagoon in southwest Australia. This was based on multi-scale field deployments during sea breezes and storms, and monthly to seasonal time scales. The reefs caused variability in the mode and magnitude of sand transport within just tens of metres on hourly time-scales; up to kilometres on inter-annual time-scales. Moreover, the commonly-mentioned assumption that reefs always protect beaches was shown to not always be true at some spatial and temporal scales and during certain conditions. For example, while reefs sometimes reduced beach erosion, they could also inhibit recovery due to: sediment being unable to overtop the reef unless a sand ramp was present; and longshore current jets constricted by the reefs that transported sand away from some areas to create erosion 'hot spots'. The strong influence of reefs on spatial and temporal variability in coastal erosion and accretion showed that it cannot be assumed that reefed coasts behave the same as non-reefed coasts, nor can it be assumed that reefs always protect beaches.

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

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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.

Investigation Into the Morphodynamics of Stormwater Channels on Sandy Beaches

Investigation Into the Morphodynamics of Stormwater Channels on Sandy Beaches
Author: Matthew James Strachan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:154159254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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).

Beach Management Tools Concepts Methodologies and Case Studies

Beach Management Tools   Concepts  Methodologies and Case Studies
Author: Camilo M. Botero,Omar Cervantes,Charles W. Finkl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN 10: 3319583042
ISBN 13: 9783319583044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beach Management Tools Concepts Methodologies and Case Studies Book Review:

This book provides an overview of beach management tools, including carrying capacity, beach nourishment, environmental and tourism awards (like Blue Flag or others), bathing water quality, zoning, beach typologies, quality index, user's perception, interdisciplinary beach monitoring, coastal legislation, shore protection, social and economic indicators, ecosystem services, and coastal governance (applied in beach case studies). Beaches are one of the most intensely used coastal ecosystems and are responsible for more than half of all global tourism revenues, and as such the book introduces a wide range of state-of-the-art tools that can be used to deal with a variety of beach challenges. Each chapter features specific types of tools that can be applied to advantage in beach management practices. With examples of local and regional case studies from around the globe, this is a valuable resource for anyone involved in beach management.

The Role of Large Woody Debris on Sandy Beach dune Morphodynamics

The Role of Large Woody Debris on Sandy Beach dune Morphodynamics
Author: Michael J. Grilliot
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1199637165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Large Woody Debris on Sandy Beach dune Morphodynamics Book Review:

Coastal foredune evolution involves complex processes and controls. Although a great deal is known about the effects of vegetation cover, moisture, and fetch distance on sediment supply, and of topographic forcing on airflow dynamics, the role of large woody debris (LWD) as a modulator of sediment supply and a control on foredune growth is understudied. Large assemblages of LWD are common on beaches near forested watersheds and collectively have a degree of porosity that increases aerodynamic roughness and provides substantial sand trapping volume. To date, no research has attempted to understand the geomorphic role that LWD matrices, as a whole, have as roughness elements affecting airflow and sediment transport across a beach-dune system, or, what the long-term implications of these impacts are on beach and foredune erosion recovery and evolution. This four-year research initiative investigated the role of a LWD matrix on beach-dune morphodynamics on West Beach, Calvert Island on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. This study integrated data from research that spanned three temporal scales, 1) event-scale (10 min) flow and sediment transport patterns, 2) daily frequency and relative magnitude of landscape changing events, 3) seasonal to interannual-scale volumetric and LWD changes. An event-scale experiment to characterise airflow dynamics and related sand transport patterns showed that LWD distinctly alters wind flow patterns and turbulence levels from that of incoming flow over a flat beach. Overall, mean wind speed and fluctuating flow properties declined as wind transitioned across the LWD. Streamwise mean energy was converted to turbulent energy, however, the reductions in mean flow properties were too great for the increased streamwise turbulence to have an effect on transport. In response to these flow alterations and more limited sand transport pathways to the foredune, sediment flux was reduced by 99% in the LWD compared to the open beach, thereby reducing sand supply to the foredune. Sand grains rebounding off of the LWD were carried higher into the flow field resulting in greater mass flux recorded at 20-50 cm in the LWD as opposed to the flat beach. This effect was only recorded 6 m into the LWD. As such, LWD has the potential to modulate rates of foredune recovery, growth, and evolution. Time-lapse photography collected at 15 min intervals during the study revealed that storm events lead to wave-induced erosion of the backshore and reworking of the LWD matrix. The exposed LWD matrix subsequently traps aeolian sediment that leads to rapid burial of the LWD and building of a raised platform for emergent vegetation. However, infilling of the accommodation space within the LWD matrix is so rapid, that sediment starvation of the foredune is short-lived. While the LWD at this site does trap sediment in the backshore, helping to protect the dune from scarping, LWD at this study site maintains an overall lower impact on transport to the foredune. Critical to this relationship is the frequency and magnitude of nearshore events that erode the beach periodically and re-organize the LWD matrix, which directly impacts the ability of LWD to store sediment and modulate transport to the foredune. A conceptual model exploring these relationships is presented.

Coastal Sediments 2019 Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference

Coastal Sediments 2019   Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference
Author: Ping Wang,Julie D Rosati,Mathieu Vallee
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 3050
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN 10: 9811204497
ISBN 13: 9789811204494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Sediments 2019 Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference Book Review:

This Proceedings contains over 260 papers on cutting-edge research presented at the 9th International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2019 (CS19), held in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, USA from May 27-31, 2019. This technical specialty conference is devoted to promoting an interdisciplinary exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among researchers in the fields of coastal engineering, geology, oceanography, and related disciplines.With the theme of 'Advancing Science & Engineering for Resilient Coastal Systems', this Proceedings covers a wide range of research topics on coastal sediment processes from nearshore sediment transport and modelling to beach processes, shore protection, and coastal 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.

Beach Processes and Sedimentation

Beach Processes and Sedimentation
Author: Paul D. Komar
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780137549382
ISBN 13: 0137549385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beach Processes and Sedimentation Book Review:

Introduces beach processes within an approach that balances an engineering perspective against a purely geological one.Provides an up-to-date review of the current understanding of beach processes as well as applications to solve coastal problems (erosion, management issues, etc.). Discusses issues related to beach erosion and other processes. The second edition ofBeach Processes and Sedimentation has been updated to include information gathered from two decades of science and engineering in the field, reflecting the vast increase in knowledge since the first edition. Discusses the rise of coastal zone management as well as patterns of wave transformations and dissipation within the surf zone, and how these water motions produce cross-shore movements of sediment resulting in beach-profile variations.An essential reference book for many readers: from beach front property owners to politicians contending with beachfront erosion to engineers addressing beachfront reclamation projects.

Coastal Dynamics 01

Coastal Dynamics  01
Author: Hans Hanson,Magnus Larson
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 1086
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
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.