Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2004
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction to Coastal Processes|
|Hydrodynamics of the Coastal Zone|
|Tides and storm surges|
|Waves and wave-induced hydrodynamics|
|Field measurement techniques and analysis|
|Equilibrium beach profiles|
|Miscellaneous coastal features|
|Modeling of beaches and shorelines|
|Shoreline Modification and Analysis|
|Beach fill and soft engineering structures|
|Hard engineering structures|