Coastal Environments and Global Change - Wiley Works by Gerd Masselink
The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on our planet and is highly influenced by global change, especially sea level rise. Coastal environments are characterized by valuable…
Coastal Environments and Global Change synopsis
The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on our planet and is highly influenced by globalchange, especially sea level rise. Coastal environments are characterized by valuable ecosystems, but they are of great importance from the community point of view.
The book, based on the experience of 21 leading international coastal scientists, represents a recent account of coastal environments and the past, present and future impacts of globalchange. Chapter I of the book outlines the basic principles that support coastal systems and their behavior. This is followed by a discussion of key processes, including sea level change, precipitation, storms, waves and tides, driving coastalchange. The main part of the book consists of the discussion of the main coastal environments (beaches, sand dunes, barriers, salt marshes, mountain ranges, estuaries, coral reefs, delta, rocky and icy coasts and coastal aquifers) and how globalchange is affected.
The last chapter highlights strategies for dealing with coastalchange. Readers: Undergraduate and postgraduate students in coastal courses in broad topics, including geography, environmental management, geology, oceanography and coastal / civil engineering. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and applied scientists who deal with coastal environments. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal.
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