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Sandy Beach Morphodynamics

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics Book
Author : Derek Jackson,Andrew Short
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-05-19
ISBN : 0081029284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Coastal Zones and Estuaries

Coastal Zones and Estuaries Book
Author : Federico Ignacio Isla
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 1848260164
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sandy Beaches as Endangered Ecosystems

Sandy Beaches as Endangered Ecosystems Book
Author : Sílvia C. Gonçalves,Susana M.F. Ferreira
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-02-10
ISBN : 0429624956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sandy beaches are the most abundant coastal environments worldwide, which have an undeniable and unique ecological value. Presently, they are amongst the most endangered ecosystems in the biosphere, mainly due to the influence of several human activities. In this book, renowned scientists from around the world describe key attributes of sandy beaches and highlight the problems which impact them. Specific tools encompassing the physical environment and the biota are pointed out, at different levels of ecological organization. The book also covers suitable management, conservation programmes and respective actions, where ecologic, economic and social dimensions are comprehensively integrated.

Ecological Comparisons of Sedimentary Shores

Ecological Comparisons of Sedimentary Shores Book
Author : K. Reise
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3642565573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sedimentary coasts with their unique forms of life and productive ecosystems are one of the most threatened parts of the biosphere. This volume analyzes and compares ecological structures and processes at sandy beaches, tidal mudflats and in shallow coastal waters all around the world. Analyses of local processes are paired with comparisons between distant shores, across latitudinal gradients or between separate biogeographic provinces. Emphasis is given to suspension feeders in coastal mud and sand, to biogenic stabilizations and disturbances in coastal sediments, to seagrass beds and faunal assemblages across latitudes and oceans, to recovery dynamics in benthic communities, shorebird predation, and to experimental approaches to the biota of sedimentary shores.

The Ecology of Sandy Shores

The Ecology of Sandy Shores Book
Author : Anton McLachlan,Omar Defeo
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-09-18
ISBN : 0128096985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Ecology of Sandy Shores, Third Edition, provides both a holistic and conceptual introduction for beginners, while also presenting an in-depth and cutting-edge analysis for researchers interested in sandy shores. This new edition focuses on resource use, and has also been updated to include recent findings, enhanced illustrations, and additional coverage on beach fisheries and global/climate change. In addition, this release presents insights on food webs, greater coverage on global biodiversity patterns in sandy beaches, and new insights on population patterns, behavior and threats. Research on beaches is difficult because of the dynamic nature of the environment. There is no other book covering the ecology of sandy beaches, despite the extent and economic importance of these systems. This book is designed to both provide the conceptual basis to introduce students to the basic principles of sandy shore ecology and to serve as a ready reference for doctoral students and researches working on these systems. It can also serve as a handbook for land and coastal managers. Fully updated edition of the preeminent book on sandy shores Covers sandy shores from the perspective that they are a socioecological system Represents the top resource on an enormous habitat that is important in every way—ecologically, environmentally, socially and economically

Proceedings of the Brazilian Symposium on Sandy Beaches

Proceedings of the Brazilian Symposium on Sandy Beaches Book
Author : A. H. F. Klein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Asian and Pacific Coasts 2011

Asian and Pacific Coasts 2011 Book
Author : Joseph Hun-Wei Lee,Chiu-On Ng
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2011-11-24
ISBN : 981439713X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a compilation of papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2011) held on December 14?16, 2011 in Hong Kong, China. It contains more than 200 articles addressing a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from conventional coastal engineering problems (such as wave hydrodynamics and sediment transport) to issues of contemporary interest (such as tsunami, coastal development, climate change and seawater level rise, shoreline protection, marine energy, nearshore ecology, oil spill, etc.). Authors present their experiences in tackling these problems, by means of theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, laboratory and field observations, with an aim to advance fundamental understanding of the controlling mechanisms, as well as to develop solutions for practical designs. This volume serves to promote technological progress and activities, technical knowledge transfer and cooperation on an international scale. Contents:Beach Erosion and Sediment TransportClimate Change and Sea Level RiseCoastal Infrastructure DevelopmentsHydrodynamics of Offshore StructuresLowland Development and ReclamationMarine Ecology and EnvironmentsMarine and Offshore Wind EnergyOil Spill and Environmental HazardsPort Works (Dredging, Seawall Design, etc.)Sea Water IntrusionTsunami, Waves and TidesWastewater DisposalWetlands Readership: Scientists, engineers, researchers, and management professionals in the fields of coastal, ocean, port and marine engineering. Keywords:Coastal Engineering;Tsunami;Waves;Hydrodynamics;Marine Energy;Wetlands

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science Book
Author : Maurice Schwartz
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-11-08
ISBN : 1402038801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Brazilian Beach Systems

Brazilian Beach Systems Book
Author : Andrew D. Short,Antonio Henrique da F. Klein
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-07-19
ISBN : 3319303945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : A.C. Brown,Anton McLachlan
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-07-27
ISBN : 9780080465098
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

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 Book
Author : Shari L. Gallop,University of Western Australia
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications Book
Author : Edward J. Anthony
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-11-21
ISBN : 9780080558868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The last five years have been marked by rapid technological and analytical developments in the study of shore processes and in the comprehension of shore deposits and forms, and shoreline change over time. These developments have generated a considerable body of literature in a wide range of professional journals, thus illustrating the cross-disciplinary nature of shore processes and the palaeo-environmental dimension of shore change. The justification of the book lies in bringing together these developments using an objective approach that synthesises current advances, technical progress in the analysis of shores and shore processes, contradictory interpretations, and potential advances using future-generation developments in techniques. The book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art presentation of shore processes and deposits across ranges of wave energy and tide-range environments, sediment supply and textural conditions, sea-level change, exceptional events and longer-term climate change, based on the most recently published literature in the marine sciences. The book insists on the nested time and spatial scales through which are inter-linked shore processes and deposits, thus providing a better understanding of the way shores change over time. The approach is thus cross-disciplinary, and gap-bridging between processes and deposits, between analytical techniques, and between timescales. The audience is from graduate level upwards, and the book is intended as a comprehensive reference source for professionals in a wide range of coastal science fields (geologists, sedimentologists, geomorphologists, oceanographers, engineers, managers, archaeologists...). * Aimed at graduates and specialists interested in coastal science * Presents background research, recent developments and future trends * Written by a leading scholar and industry expert

Beach and Surf Zone Morphodynamics

Beach and Surf Zone Morphodynamics Book
Author : Andrew D. Short
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coastal Conservation

Coastal Conservation Book
Author : Brooke Maslo,Julie L. Lockwood
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-03-27
ISBN : 1139867563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coastal ecosystems are centres of high biological productivity, but their conservation is often threatened by numerous and complex environmental factors. Citing examples from the major littoral habitats worldwide, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, this text characterises the biodiversity of coastline environments and highlights important aspects of their maintenance and preservation, aided by the analysis of key representative species. Leaders in the field provide reviews of the foremost threats to coastal networks, including the effects of climate change, invasive species and major pollution incidents such as oil spills. Further discussion underscores the intricacies of measuring and managing coastline species in the field, taking into account the difficulties in quantifying biodiversity loss due to indirect cascading effects and trophic skew. Synthesising the current state of species richness with present and projected environmental pressures, the book ultimately establishes a research agenda for implementing and improving conservation practices moving forward.

Proceedings Of The Coastal Sediments 2011 The In 3 Volumes

Proceedings Of The Coastal Sediments 2011  The  In 3 Volumes  Book
Author : Roberts Tiffany M,Rosati Julie D,Wang Ping
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2011-04-21
ISBN : 981445852X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This proceedings contains nearly 200 papers on cutting-edge research presented at the seventh international Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, held May 2-6, 2011, in Miami, Florida, USA. This technical specialty conference was 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 a theme of bringing together theory and practice.Focusing on the physical aspects of sediment processes in various coastal environments, this three-volume conference proceedings provides findings from the latest research and newest engineering applications. Session topics cover a wide range including barrier-island morphodynamics and evolution, beach nourishment and shore protection, coastal dunes, cohesive sediment transport, field and laboratory measurements of sediment transport processes and numerical modeling, gravel transport, large-scale and long-term coastal changes, LiDAR and remote sensing, longshore and cross-shore sediment transport, marsh and wetlands, regional sediment management, river deltas, sea-level changes, shelf and sand bodies, shoreline changes, tidal inlets and navigation channels. A special session on recent research findings at the Northern Gulf of Mexico is also included.

Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms

Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms Book
Author : Daniel I. Hembree,Brian F. Platt,Jon J. Smith
Publisher : Springer Science & Business
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN : 9401787212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Paleontologists and geologists struggle with research questions often complicated by the loss or even absence of key paleobiological and paleoenvironmental information. Insight into this missing data can be gained through direct exploration of analogous living organisms and modern environments. Creative, experimental and interdisciplinary treatments of such ancient-Earth analogs form the basis of Lessons from the Living. This volume unites a diverse range of expert paleontologists, neontologists and geologists presenting case studies that cover a spectrum of topics, including functional morphology, taphonomy, environments and organism-substrate interactions.

Living Shores

Living Shores Book
Author : George Branch
Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
Release : 2018-02-08
ISBN : 177584630X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1981, Living Shores was for many years the standard reference for marine science students but was also embraced by a popular market for its fascinating insights into marine and coastal habitats and the life they support. After a long absence, this classic has been revived and thoroughly reworked to incorporate the many dramatic changes that our oceans and coasts have undergone over the past few decades. This book is the fi rst of a two volume set, and examines the di_ erent marine ecosystems and how humankind interacts with them. It discusses the evolution of the sea and continents and looks at the ecology of coastal systems, including intertidal zones, beaches, dunes, estuaries, islands, kelp forests and reefs. The book unpacks the relationship between humans and the marine environment, and the consequences of harvesting and mining to meet our needs. It also addresses the impact of climate change, and highlights what can be done to protect our environment. Richly supported by full-colour photography and numerous explanatory illustrations, diagrams and graphs, this book will prove invaluable to students and teachers but will also appeal to anyone with a fascination for nature and our marine world in particular.

Earth Environments

Earth Environments Book
Author : David Huddart,Tim A. Stott
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-11-01
ISBN : 1119413265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive coverage of the whole Earth system throughout its entire existence and beyond Complete with a new introduction by the authors, this updated edition helps provide an understanding of the past, present, and future processes that occur on and in our Earth—the fascinating, yet potentially lethal, set of atmospheric, surface, and internal processes that interact to produce our living environment. It introduces students to our planet’s four key interdependent systems: the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, focusing on their key components, the interactions between them, and environmental change. The book also uses geological case studies throughout, in addition to the modern processes. Topics covered in the Second Edition of Earth Environments: Past, Present and Future include: an Earth systems model; components systems and processes; atmospheric systems; oceanography; surface and internal geological systems; biogeography; and aspects of Earth's record. The book also discusses the impact of climate and environmental change in a final chapter that draws together Earth's systems and their evolution, and looks ahead to potential future changes in Earth’s environments. Updated to include all the major developments since 2008 Features research boxes containing summaries based on recent key journal articles Includes a companion web site containing multiple choice revision quizzes for students, PowerPoint slides for lecturers, useful links, and more Presents further reading for each topic so that students can build their knowledge base to underpin their own undergraduate research project/dissertation Offers additional case studies in each chapter for enhanced reader understanding Earth Environments: Past, Present and Future is an excellent text for undergraduates in geosciences, environmental science, physical geography, natural hazards, and ecology.