Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications

ISBN-10: 0521602750
ISBN-13: 9780521602754
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

The world's coastlines, dividing land from sea, are geological environments that are unique in their composition and the physical processes affecting them. At the dynamically active intersection of land and the oceans, humans have been building structures throughout history. Initially used for naval and commercial purposes, more recently recreation and tourism have increased activity in the coastal zone dramatically. Shoreline development is now causing a significant conflict with natural coastal processes. This text on coastal engineering will help the reader understand these coastal processes and develop strategies to cope effectively with shoreline erosion. The book is organized in four parts: (1) an overview of coastal engineering, using case studies to illustrate problems; (2) hydrodynamics of the coastal zone, reviewing storm surges, water waves, and low frequency motions within the nearshore and surf zone; (3) coastal responses including equilibrium beach profiles and sediment transport; (4) applications such as erosion mitigation, beach nourishment, coastal armoring, tidal inlets, and shoreline management.

Introduction to Coastal Processes
Overview
Sediment characteristics
Long-term processes
Hydrodynamics of the Coastal Zone
Tides and storm surges
Waves and wave-induced hydrodynamics
Coastal Response
Field measurement techniques and analysis
Equilibrium beach profiles
Sediment transport
Miscellaneous coastal features
Modeling of beaches and shorelines
Shoreline Modification and Analysis
Beach fill and soft engineering structures
Hard engineering structures
Tidal inlets
Shoreline management

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