• Nature

Estuarine and Coastal Hydrography and Sediment Transport


Author: R. J. Uncles,S. B. Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108508723
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 3209
A practical guide to the latest remote and in situ techniques used to measure sediments, quantify seabed characteristics, and understand physical properties of water and sediments and transport mechanisms in estuaries and coastal waters. Covering a broad range of topics from global reference frames and bathymetric surveying methods to the use of remote sensing for determining surface-water variables, enough background is included to explain how each technology functions. The advantages and disadvantages of each technology are explained, and a review of recent fieldwork experiments demonstrates how modern methods apply in real-life estuarine and coastal campaigns. Clear explanations of physical processes show links between different disciplines, making the book ideal for students and researchers in the environmental sciences, marine biology, chemistry and geology, whose work relies on an understanding of the physical environment and the way it is changing as a result of climate change, engineering and other influences.


    • Science

Waves on Beaches and Resulting Sediment Transport

Proceedings of an Advanced Seminar, Conducted by the Mathematics Research Center, the University of Wisconsin, and the Coastal Engineering Research Center, U. S. Army, at Madison, October 11–13, 1971
Author: R. E. Meyer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483264521
Category: Science
Page: 470
View: 1817
Waves on Beaches and Resulting Sediment Transport documents the proceedings of an Advanced Seminar held in October, 1971, aiming to offer a coherent, interdisciplinary view of the state of physical research in coastal oceanography and the direction in which this subject is moving. The articles range from wave refraction to littoral erosion, and the authors from geologists to mathematicians. The book opens with a study on the characteristics of wave records in the coastal zone. This is followed by separate chapters on sediment transport in beaches; equations for water waves; small-amplitude normal oscillations of a liquid body; and wave behavior near caustics in models and in nature. Subsequent chapters deal with nonlinear wave interaction in a variety of physical phenomena including deep water waves; the study of longshore currents; sediment suspension by periodic waves; forms of sediment accumulation in the beach zone; run-up on beaches; and the wave breaking process in shallow water.

    • Technology & Engineering

Estuarine and Coastal Modeling (2007)

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference, November 5-7, 2007, Newport, Rhode Island
Author: Malcolm L. Spaulding
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784472453
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1068
View: 917
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, held in Newport, Rhode Island, November 5-7, 2007. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Rivers, and Ports Institute of ASCE. This collection contains 56 papers on recent developments and applications of estuarine and coastal models, primarily focusing on bays, sounds, lagoons, estuaries, embayments, bights, and coastal seas. Papers focusing on the application of models to problems in hydrodynamics, water quality, and sediment transport. Topics include: Finite-volume methods, Shelf sea modeling, Estuarine and coastal modeling in Florida , Nearshore circulation and dispersion, Bay and estuarine circulation, Modeling methods, Observing, modeling, and visualization systems, Trajectory modeling, Sediment transport, Storm surge and coastal inundation, and Modeling of releases

    • Science

Physical Processes in Estuaries


Author: Job Dronkers,Wim van Leussen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642736912
Category: Science
Page: 560
View: 6198
In Physical Processes in Estuaries the present day knowledge of the physics of transport phenomena in estuaries and their mathematical treatment is summarized: It is divided into following parts: - Water movements in estuaries - Estuarine fronts and river plumes - Internal waves and interface stability - Fine sediment transport, aggregation of particles, settling velocity of mud flocs - Sedimentation and erosion of fine sediments. For each topic an up-to-date review and recommendations for future research are given, followed by results of original studies. Since estuarine environments are the first to be threatened by urbanization and industrial exploitation this book is an important tool for students and researchers of environmental problems as well as for consultants and water authorities.

    • Science

Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications


Author: Robert G. Dean,Robert A. Dalrymple
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521602754
Category: Science
Page: 475
View: 8196
Text on coastal engineering and oceanography covering theory and applications intended to mitigate shoreline erosion.

    • Science

Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea


Author: Pauline Snoeijs-Leijonmalm,Hendrik Schubert,Teresa Radziejewska
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400706685
Category: Science
Page: 683
View: 3854
This is the first comprehensive science-based textbook on the biology and ecology of the Baltic Sea, one of the world’s largest brackish water bodies. The aim of this book is to provide students and other readers with knowledge about the conditions for life in brackish water, the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and its environmental problems and management. It highlights biological variation along the unique environmental gradients of the brackish Baltic Sea Area (the Baltic Sea, Belt Sea and Kattegat), especially those in salinity and climate. pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#262626">The first part of the book presents the challenges for life processes and ecosystem dynamics that result from the Baltic Sea’s highly variable recent geological history and geographical isolation. The second part explains interactions between organisms and their environment, including biogeochemical cycles, patterns of biodiversity, genetic diversity and evolution, biological invasions and physiological adaptations. In the third part, the subsystems of the Baltic Sea ecosystem – the pelagic zone, the sea ice, the deep soft sea beds, the phytobenthic zone, the sandy coasts, and estuaries and coastal lagoons – are treated in detail with respect to the structure and function of communities and habitats and consequences of natural and anthropogenic constraints, such as climate change, discharges of nutrients and hazardous substances. Finally, the fourth part of the book discusses monitoring and ecosystem-based management to deal with contemporary and emerging threats to the ecosystem’s health.

    • Science

Estuarine Water Quality Management

Monitoring, Modelling and Research
Author: Wilfried Michaelis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642754159
Category: Science
Page: 478
View: 8048
All over the world, the awareness of the increasing pollution of rivers, estuaries and the sea with its associated impact on these ecosystems, its effect on organisms, food-chains, water supply and finally on man himself is growing. Estuaries form a link between the limnetic and marine environments, characterized by a variety of complex processes. Most of these phenomena are not yet sufficiently understood, making efficient water quality management a difficult task. The volume has two main objectives: to present the latest information on current estuarine research and to elaborate fundamentals and criteria for planners and decision-makers in water quality management.

    • Science

River Sedimentation

Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (Stuttgart, Germany, 19-22 September, 2016)
Author: Silke Wieprecht,Stefan Haun,Karolin Weber,Markus Noack,Kristina Terheiden
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317225317
Category: Science
Page: 282
View: 5022
Sediment dynamics in fluvial systems is of great ecological, economic and human-health-related significance worldwide. Appropriate management strategies are therefore needed to limit maintenance costs as well as minimize potential hazards to the aquatic and adjacent environments. Human intervention, ranging from nutrient/pollutant release to physical modifications, has a large impact on sediment quantity and quality and thus on river morphology as well as on ecological functioning. Truly understanding sediment dynamics requires as a consequence a multidisciplinary approach. River Sedimentation contains the peer-reviewed scientific contributions presented at the 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (ISRS 2016, Stuttgart, Germany, 19-22 September 2016), and includes recent accomplishments in theoretical developments, numerical modelling, experimental laboratory work, field investigations and monitoring as well as management methodologies. The book is divided into six topics: A - Integrated sediment management at the river basin scale B - Sediment transport C - River morphodynamics D - Hydromorphology meets ecology E - Reservoir sustainability F - Social, economic and political aspects of sediment management The book also includes five special topics: 1 - Hydropower and sediment management, 2 - Navigation and river morphology, 3 - Innovative measurement techniques, 4 - SEDITRANS – Sediment transport in fluvial, estuarine and coastal environment, 5 - Sustainable land management. The aforementioned subject areas will be of interest to academics, engineers and professionals.

    • Science

Estuaries of South America

Their Geomorphology and Dynamics
Author: Gerardo M.E. Perillo,Maria C. Piccolo,Mario Pino-Quivira
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642601316
Category: Science
Page: 223
View: 3431
The original idea of this book started when we were making a residual fluxes study of the Paranagua Coastal Lagoon (Brazil) near the colonial town of Guaraque~aba.Among the beautiful mangroves of this Brazilian National Park, between profile and profile, we wondered why South American estuaries were little known in the international arena. Besides, most of the papers published in the literature are based on biological research. Practically nothing is known about their geomorphology and dynamics. That night, while we were walking along the hilly streets of the town, we decided that the only way to have an idea about the degree of advance in the geomorphology and dynamics of our estuaries was to ask the proper South American researchers to write review articles about the estuaries in which they were working or about the gen eral state of the art of the Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the estuar ies of his/her country. The book grew from then on. Although initially many scien tists offer to write a chapter, we ran into the same problem these researchers have to publish in journals, they felt that their English was not good enough and withdrew. However, we are very satisfy about the number and quality of the contributions which also passed a very strong review process.

    • Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Coastal Dynamics and Shoreline Protection


Author: G. Benassai
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1845640543
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 331
View: 9230
"Provides an integrated approach to coastal dynamics and shoreline protection, aided by the use of specific case studies" -- Back cover.

    • Nature

Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Ecosystems


Author: Bo Barker Jørgensen,Katherine Richardson
Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 272
View: 3900

    • Science

Contemporary Issues in Estuarine Physics


Author: Arnoldo Valle-Levinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139487698
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 1505
Estuaries are of high socioeconomic importance with 22 of the 32 largest cities in the world located on river estuaries. Estuaries bring together fluxes of fresh and saline water, as well as fluvial and marine sediments, and contain high biological diversity. Increasingly sophisticated field observation technology and numerical modeling have produced significant advances in our understanding of the physical properties of estuaries over the last decade. This book introduces a classification for estuaries before presenting the basic physics and hydrodynamics of estuarine circulation and the various factors that modify it in time and space. It then covers special topics at the forefront of research such as turbulence, fronts in estuaries and continental shelves, low inflow estuaries, and implications of estuarine transport for water quality. Written by leading authorities on estuarine and lagoon hydrodynamics, this volume provides a concise foundation for academic researchers, advanced students and coastal resource managers.

    • Science

Oceanography of a Large-Scale Estuarine System

The St. Lawrence
Author: Mohammed I. El-Sabh,Norman Silverberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461575346
Category: Science
Page: 434
View: 7359
This is the first book for over twenty years on the physical, biological, chemical and geological characteristics of a large-scale estuary. Interdisciplinary, concise and cohesive, it is applicable as a model for worldwide estuary study. From the contents: Mathematical Modeling of Tides in the St. Lawrence Estuary.- Fronts and Mesoscale Features in the St. Lawrence Estuary.- Nearshore Sediment Dynamics in the St. Lawrence Estuary.- Organic Geochemical Studies in the St. Lawrence Estuary.

    • Science

Estuarine Ecohydrology

An Introduction
Author: Eric Wolanski,Michael Elliott
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444634142
Category: Science
Page: 322
View: 3819
Estuarine Ecohydrology, Second Edition, provides an ecohydrology viewpoint of an estuary as an ecosystem by focusing on its principal components, the river, the estuarine waters, the sediment, the nutrients, the wetlands, the oceanic influence, and the aquatic food web, as well as models of the health of an estuary ecosystem. Estuaries, the intersection of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, exhibit complex physical and biological processes which must be understood in order to sustain and restore them when necessary. This book demonstrates how, based on an understanding of the processes controlling estuarine ecosystem health, one can quantify its ability to cope with human stresses. The theories, models, and real-world solutions presented serve as a toolkit for designing a management plan for the ecologically sustainable development of estuaries. Provides a sound knowledge of the physical functioning of an estuary, a critical component of understanding its ecological functioning Ideal reference for those interested in marine biology, oceanography, coastal management, and sustainable development Describes the essentials behind conceptual and numerical models of the health of an estuary ecosystem and how to use these models to quantify both human impacts and the value of remediation and management measures Chapters are written in an accessible way that encourages collaboration between aquatic, marine, and wetland biologists, ecologists, oceanographers, geologists, geomorphologists, chemists, and ecosystem modelers Covers the physical, chemical, and biological elements of estuary environments, indicating that the essence of an estuary’s functioning lies in its connectivity with the adjacent catchment and the marine/coastal system

    • Science

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces

Linkages with Global Change
Author: Thomas Bianchi,Mead Allison,Wei-Jun Cai
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107022576
Category: Science
Page: 674
View: 9927
State-of-the-art, comprehensive synthesis of biogeochemical dynamics and impact of human alterations at major river-coastal interfaces for advanced students and researchers.

    • Science

Coastal Sedimentary Environments


Author: R.A. Jr. Davis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461250781
Category: Science
Page: 716
View: 3785
The zone where land and sea meet is composed of a variety of complex environments. The coastal areas of the world contain a large percentage of its population and are therefore of extreme economic importance. Industrial, residential, and recreational developments, as well as large urban complexes, occupy much of the coastal margin of most highly developed countries. Undoubtedly future expansion in many undeveloped maritime countries will also be concentrated on coastal areas. Accompanying our occupation of coasts in this age of technology is a dependence on coastal environments for transportation, food, water, defense, and recreation. In order to utilize the coastal zone to its capacity, and yet not plunder its resources, we must have extensive knowledge of the complex environments contained along the coasts. The many environments within the coastal zone include bays, estuaries, deltas, marshes, dunes, and beaches. A tremendously broad range of conditions is represented by these environments. Salinity may range from essentially fresh water in estuaries, such as along the east coast of the United States, to extreme hypersaline lagoons, such as Laguna Madre in Texas. Coastal environments may be in excess of a hundred meters deep (fjords) or may extend several meters above sea level in the form of dunes. Some coastal environments are well protected and are not subjected to high physical energy except for occasional storms, whereas beaches and tidal inlets are continuously modified by waves and currents.

    • Coastal ecology

Coastal Zones and Estuaries


Author: Federico Ignacio Isla
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848260164
Category: Coastal ecology
Page: 536
View: 1252
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.

    • Architecture

Coastal Modern

Sophisticated Homes Inspired by the Ocean
Author: Tim Dowd Clarke
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307718786
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
View: 4725
A Santa Monica-based interior designer demonstrates how to incorporate sophisticated beach house styles into any space regardless of size and location, sharing fifteen of the author's projects that reflect sea-inspired colors, textures, and layouts.