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: Anonim
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: Anonim
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: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060657206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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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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.

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).

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas
Author: Mohamed Maanan,Marc Robin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 9401792607
ISBN 13: 9789401792608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas Book Review:

This book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of the processes affecting sediments fluxes from watershed to worldwide coastal systems. The volume provides a comprehensive overview and constitutes a systematic description of the response of coastal systems to global and local changes, like climate change, sea level, land use and land cover change. The case studies cover a sequence of coastal environments such as lagoons, bays, estuaries, deltas and beaches. Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas is designed for researchers, professionals and for course-use in hydrology, oceanography, geography, geology, geomorphology and environmental science.

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.

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.

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.

Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics

Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics
Author: Andrew D. Short
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028308492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics Book Review:

A highly readable book on the nature of beaches, including thedynamics of the shoreface, surf, swash and backbeach, and globallyat the regional variations in beach systems from the tropics to thepoles. The beach and adjacent shoreface are the most dynamic part of theEarth's surface. They represent a narrow zone where waves, tidesand winds continously interact, producing, wherever sediment isavailable, hundreds of thousands of kilometres of beach systems.Beaches are also the focus of intense pressure from users anddevelopers, and for these reasons alone a knowledge of beachsystems and their morphodynamics is critical to their sustainablemanagement. This book is the first to: * provide an in-depth and holistic view of beach systems, lookingboth in detail at the different beach zones and globally at rangeof parameters influencing regional variation * examine the relationship between beaches and ancillary dunesystems and includes chapters on beach ecology, safety,stratification and barrier evolution. The book is designed for use in the classroom and the office, beingaimed at university level students and coastal professioanls.

Coastal Morphodynamics

Coastal Morphodynamics
Author: Nilay Kanti Barman,Soumendu Chatterjee,Ashis Kumar Paul
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN 10: 3319335758
ISBN 13: 9783319335759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Morphodynamics Book Review:

This book discusses the perceptions and sketches, geological background, materials and coastal processes of the East Coast of India. It also suggests strategies for effectively managing natural coastal processes in these areas. India has a coastline of about 7,516 km with a variety of coastal extensions, which developed at different time scales, producing permanent variations in the morphologies of the coastal areas through hydrodynamic, fluvial, aeolian and terrestrial processes. The book focuses on the Balasore coast, an area drained by three main rivers (the Subarnarekha, the Dugdeugi and the Burahbolong), which impacts the coastal morphodynamic processes of the area and accounts for their multifaceted nature. Large drops or increases in the sediment supply within a short time span or over prolonged periods cause shoreline shifting. Eight satellite images from 1975, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2013 were used to measure the shoreline dynamics, and a reference line was established using first order polynomial model with base data with 0.5 pixel root mean square error (RMSE) accuracy. The end point rate (EPR) model was adopted for estimating the future position of the shoreline. In order to assess the beach morphodynamics, the coastal modeling system (SMC) was used, which incorporates with a series of appliances and numerical models structured consistent with the space and time scale of the different dynamics affecting the littoral and beach morphology based on diverse thematic and reference documents. This study employed short-term analysis using the MOPLA module of the SMC system, which consists of three attached modules: the wave transformation module (Oluca), the depth-averaged currents module (Copla) and the sediment transport and morphological evolution module (Eros). The shoreline dynamics findings show that the magnitude of erosion is higher in the northern part of the coastline in the left bank area of the Subarnarekha river estuary and in the estuarine part of the Dugdugi and Burahbalang rivers. The southern part of the shoreline near Rasalpur and Joydevkasba is relatively stable, and the study suggests that the current shoreline shift trend will continue in the future. The SMC model indicates that the wave height, significant wave height, current velocity and the potential transport of sediment at the Kirtaniya study point are high, while at Choumukh they are low and at the Rasalpur study point they are intermediate.

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.

Coastal Sediments 2019 - Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference

Coastal Sediments 2019 - Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference
Author: Rosati Julie D,Wang Ping,Vallee Mathieu
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.

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.

The Spanish Coastal Systems

The Spanish Coastal Systems
Author: Juan A. Morales
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 823
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 3319931695
ISBN 13: 9783319931692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spanish Coastal Systems Book Review:

This monograph presents the state of art of the geologic knowledge about the Spanish coast obtained through scientific research in the last 30 years.From a general point of view, coasts are the most quickly changing systems of the Earth. This is critical, since many human resources, such as the main part of economic and social activities, are located in the coastal areas. Especially in the case of Spain these coasts include cities, wide industrial areas (including harbor complexes), important ecologic systems, and our main economic resource: tourism. Understanding the dynamic functioning of each element of this coast is vital for correct future coastal management, so as to solve problems derived from bad plans developed in the last decades of the twentieth century. This is a valuable text for advanced graduate students and coastal researchers, which connects the specific dynamic functioning of the main Spanish coastal environments and their relationships with human activities.