Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

ISBN-10: 0521696712
ISBN-13: 9780521696715
Edition: 2009
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Description: Written for undergraduate students studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the features we see in coastal systems across the world. Accessible to students from a range of disciplines,  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 458
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Written for undergraduate students studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the features we see in coastal systems across the world. Accessible to students from a range of disciplines, the quantitative approach of this book helps to build a solid understanding of wave and current processes that shape coastlines. The resulting processes of erosion, transport and deposition and the features they create are clearly explained, with over 400 illustrations and photographs. From sandy beaches to coral reefs, the major coastal features are related to contemporary processes and to sea-level changes over the past 25,000 years. Key equations describing or predicting measurements from instruments used to map these processes are all presented in this wide-ranging overview. Davidson-Arnott completes this teaching package with online material that brings the subject to life, including videos of coastal processes and virtual field trips.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Coastal geomorphology
Sea level fluctuations and changes
Wind-generated waves
Waves - wave theory and wave dynamics
Surf zone circulation
Coastal sediment transport
Beach and nearshore systems
Coastal sand dunes
Barrier systems
Salt marshes and mangroves
Coral reefs and atolls
Cliffed and rocky coasts
Index

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