By Gerd Masselink, Roland Gehrels
The coastal quarter is without doubt one of the so much dynamic environments on our planet and is way suffering from worldwide switch, specially sea-level upward push. Coastal environments harbour worthwhile ecosystems, yet also they are highly very important from a societal standpoint. This publication, which pulls at the services of 21 prime overseas coastal scientists, represents an updated account of coastal environments and previous, current and destiny affects of worldwide switch. the 1st bankruptcy of the booklet outlines key ideas that underpin coastal platforms and their behaviour. this is often via a dialogue of key methods, together with sea point switch, sedimentation, storms, waves and tides, that force coastal swap. the most a part of the booklet contains a dialogue of the most coastal environments (beaches, dunes, limitations, salt marshes, tidal apartments, estuaries, coral reefs, deltas, rocky and glaciated coasts and coastal groundwater), and the way those are suffering from worldwide switch. the ultimate bankruptcy highlights options for dealing with coastal change.
Readership: ultimate 12 months undergraduate and postgraduate-level scholars on coastal classes in a variety topics, together with geography, environmental administration, geology, oceanography and coastal/civil engineering. The ebook may also be a worthy source for researchers and utilized scientists facing coastal environments.
Additional assets for this ebook are available at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal
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L Contribution to Rmax Erosion OVERTOP Rmax > Bh Deposition OVERWASH Rmax >> Bh OVERTOP OVERWASH SLUICING OVERWASH CATASTROPHIC OVERWASH Wave action SLUICING OVERWASH Rmax >>> Bh CATASTROPHIC OVERWASH Rmax >>>> Bh ? ? Fig. 16 Conceptual model showing the different stages of barrier response to increasing wave and water-level conditions. Rmax and Bh refer to maximum run-up height and barrier height, respectively. For positive freeboard Rmax < Bh, and for negative freeboard Rmax > Bh. The maximum run-up height is the summation of storm surge and wave run-up, but for long timescales the relative sea-level rise also needs to be taken into consideration.
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