Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

ISBN-10: 1444122401

ISBN-13: 9781444122404

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hodder Education
Publication date: 9/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Gerd Masselink, Professor of Coastal Geomorphology, University of Plymouth, UK Michael Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia Jasper Knight, Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Exeter, UK

Preface
List of symbols
Costal Systems
Aims
Introduction
Coastal classification
Morphodynamic approaches to coastal systems
Morphodynamic behaviour of coastal systems
Coastal systems and long-term change
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Sean Level
Aims
Introduction
Causes of sea-level change
Pleistocene climate and sea levels
Holocene sea-level transgression
Present sea-level rise
Present and future sea-level changes
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Tides
Aims
Introduction
The astronomical tide-generating force
The Equilibrium Theory of tides
The Dynamic Theory of tides
Predicting tides
Classification of tides
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Waves
Aims
Introduction
Characteristics and analysis of natural waves
Wave formation and prediction
Linear wave theory
Wave processes outside the surf zone
Wave processes in the surf and swash zone
Wave modelling
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Sediments, Boundary Layers and transport
Aims
Introduction
Sediment properties
Fluid properties
Benthic boundary layers
Sediment dynamics
Bedforms
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Fluvial-Dominated Coastal Environments-Delts
Aims
Introduction
Galloway's classification of deltas
Delta morphology
The role of mass wasting and gravity
Delta front morphodynamics
Climatic controls on delta development
Delta dynamics and human activity
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Tide-Docnated Coastal Environmnets-Estuaies
Aims
Introduction
Estuary morphology
Estuary hydrodynamics
The turbidity maximum zone: Cohesive sediment dynamics
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Wave-Dominated Coastal-The shoreface, Beaches and Barriers
Aims
Introduction
Theshoreface
Beaches
Barriers and related accumulation features
Beaches, barriers and human activity
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Coastal sand dunes
Aims
Introduction
Formation of coastal dunes
Coastal dune morphology
Coastal dune evolution
Beach-dune interactions
Dune management
Summary
Reflective questions
Further readingp297
Geologically-Conrolled Coastal environment-Rocky and Coral Coasts
Aims
Introduction
Rocky coast processes
Cliffs
Shore platforms
The role of inheritance along rocky coasts
Introduction to coral coasts
Ecology
Reef growth
Types of coral reefs and their formation
Reef morphology and Quaternary sea-level changes
Reef islands
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Coasts and Climate
Aims
Introduction
Detection, attribution and quasi-equilibrium in systems
Development of zonal climates
Zonal climates, coastal processes and geomorphology
Climate variability over decadal to seasonal time scales
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
Future Coasts
Aims
Introduction
Coastal resources and sustainabiliry
Valuing the coast
Managing coastal change
Summary
Reflective questions
Further reading
References
Index
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