Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications
Author: Edward J. Anthony
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2008-11-21
ISBN: 9780080558868
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications Book Excerpt:

The last five years have been marked by rapid technological and analytical developments in the study of shore processes and in the comprehension of shore deposits and forms, and shoreline change over time. These developments have generated a considerable body of literature in a wide range of professional journals, thus illustrating the cross-disciplinary nature of shore processes and the palaeo-environmental dimension of shore change. The justification of the book lies in bringing together these developments using an objective approach that synthesises current advances, technical progress in the analysis of shores and shore processes, contradictory interpretations, and potential advances using future-generation developments in techniques. The book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art presentation of shore processes and deposits across ranges of wave energy and tide-range environments, sediment supply and textural conditions, sea-level change, exceptional events and longer-term climate change, based on the most recently published literature in the marine sciences. The book insists on the nested time and spatial scales through which are inter-linked shore processes and deposits, thus providing a better understanding of the way shores change over time. The approach is thus cross-disciplinary, and gap-bridging between processes and deposits, between analytical techniques, and between timescales. The audience is from graduate level upwards, and the book is intended as a comprehensive reference source for professionals in a wide range of coastal science fields (geologists, sedimentologists, geomorphologists, oceanographers, engineers, managers, archaeologists...). * Aimed at graduates and specialists interested in coastal science * Presents background research, recent developments and future trends * Written by a leading scholar and industry expert

Coastal Geology

Coastal Geology
Author: Juan A. Morales,Juan Antonio Morales González
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030961214
Category: Coasts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Geology Book Excerpt:

This textbook shows all the existing knowledge about coastal geology and its implications for coastal management. In the last decades, the geological sciences have been supplying exciting information about the coastal systems, not only from its dynamics but also providing a sedimentary concept to understand and interpret the preserved coastal stratigraphical record. Furthermore, recent investigations have been focused on the prevention of coastal hazards like storms, tsunamis, or sea-level fluctuation. This discipline has an increasing interest after the expanding human activities around the coasts worldwide. The present trend is that many of the problems raised by the coast-human interaction must be resolved by using the Integrated Coastal Zone Management. The chapters of this book have a double-level structure. The first part of each chapter contains the necessary information for undergraduate courses studying coastal geology. The second part includes advanced information and examples to be used by graduate students and novel professionals.

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas
Author: Mohamed Maanan,Marc Robin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 9401792607
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas Book Excerpt:

This book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of the processes affecting sediments fluxes from watershed to worldwide coastal systems. The volume provides a comprehensive overview and constitutes a systematic description of the response of coastal systems to global and local changes, like climate change, sea level, land use and land cover change. The case studies cover a sequence of coastal environments such as lagoons, bays, estuaries, deltas and beaches. Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas is designed for researchers, professionals and for course-use in hydrology, oceanography, geography, geology, geomorphology and environmental science.

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics
Author: Derek Jackson,Andrew Short
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 0081029284
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sandy Beach Morphodynamics Book Excerpt:

Sandy beaches represent some of the most dynamic environments on Earth and examining their morphodynamic behaviour over different temporal and spatial scales is challenging, relying on multidisciplinary approaches and techniques. Sandy Beach Morphodynamics brings together the latest research on beach systems and their morphodynamics and the ways in which they are studied in 29 chapters that review the full spectrum of beach morphodynamics. The chapters are written by leading experts in the field and provide introductory level understanding of physical processes and resulting landforms, along with more advanced discussions. Includes chapters that are written by the world’s leading experts, including the latest up-to-date thinking on a variety of subject areas Covers state-of-the-art techniques, bringing the reader the latest technologies/methods being used to understand beach systems Presents a clear-and-concise description of processes and techniques that enables a clear understanding of coastal processes

Coastal Environments and Global Change

Coastal Environments and Global Change
Author: Gerd Masselink,Roland Gehrels
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN: 1118825101
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Environments and Global Change Book Excerpt:

The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on our planet and is much affected by global change, especially sea-level rise. Coastal environments harbour valuable ecosystems, but they are also hugely important from a societal point of view. This book, which draws on the expertise of 21 leading international coastal scientists, represents an up-to-date account of coastal environments and past, present and future impacts of global change. The first chapter of the book outlines key principles that underpin coastal systems and their behaviour. This is followed by a discussion of key processes, including sea level change, sedimentation, storms, waves and tides, that drive coastal change. The main part of the book consists of a discussion of the main coastal environments (beaches, dunes, barriers, salt marshes, tidal flats, estuaries, coral reefs, deltas, rocky and glaciated coasts and coastal groundwater), and how these are affected by global change. The final chapter highlights strategies for coping with coastal change. Readership: final year undergraduate and postgraduate-level students on coastal courses in a wide range subjects, including geography, environmental management, geology, oceanography and coastal/civil engineering. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and applied scientists dealing with coastal environments. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal

Sedimentology and Society

Sedimentology and Society
Author: Amanda Owen,Michael Andrew Clare,Barbara Mauz
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN: 2889635724
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Hazards

Coastal Hazards
Author: Charles W. Finkl
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN: 9400752342
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Hazards Book Excerpt:

This book covers the gamut of coastal hazards that result from short-term low-frequency events and have high-magnitude and far-reaching impacts on coastal zones the world over. Much of the world’s population now lives in low-lying coastal zones that are inherently vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding from hurricanes, tropical storms and northeastern storm surges; shoreline (beach and dune) erosion; cliff and bluff failures; and saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers used for drinking water supplies. In addition to the usual range of hydrometeorological disasters in coastal zones, this book covers tsunami impacts and warning systems as well as global perspectives of sea-level rise impacts and human perceptions of potential vulnerabilities resulting from rip currents that cause many drownings each year on beaches. Today, the use of numerical models that help predict vulnerabilities and provide a basis for shore protection measures is important in modern scientific and engineering systems. Final considerations focus on human actions in the form of the urbanization and industrialization of the coast, shore protection measures, and indicate how environmental degradation around coastal conurbations exacerbates the potential for unwanted impacts. Strategies for environmental management in coastal zones, from low-lying wetlands to high cliffs and rocky promontories, are highlighted as a means of living in harmony with Nature and not trying to conquer it.

The Coastlines of the World with Google Earth

The Coastlines of the World with Google Earth
Author: Anja M. Scheffers,Sander R. Scheffers,Dieter H. Kelletat
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN: 940070738X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coastlines of the World with Google Earth Book Excerpt:

Far away shores, exotic islands or adventurous sea voyages - coasts are the destination of dreams for millions of people around the globe. Large numbers of people also call coasts their home; in many countries a narrow coastal strip is densely populated making these places vulnerable to marine natural hazards such as storms or tsunamis. The book Coastlines of the World with Google Earth aims to draw people's attention (within and outside of the science community) towards coastal sciences and spark interest for the extraordinary diversity and beauty of coastal environments. The book illustrates the fascinating variety of coastal landscapes using images from Google Earth's virtual globe that allow us to explore the world and demonstrate knowledge and applications of coastal science in many different fields in an engaging visual tour. The book of Anja and Sander Scheffers and Dieter Kelletat is a true cornucopia for everyone, both scientists and laymen, interested in coastal geomorphology. On the one hand, it documents the enormous significance of Google Earth for coastal science issues and shows how powerful this tool is for visualizing coastal features and processes. On the other hand, the reader gets a vivid insight in the many varieties of coastal science and its applications. This is especially true with regard to coastal hazards such as extreme events and global sea level rise knowing that the vulnerability of coastal zones has dramatically increased during the past decades. The fact that the book is so attractive and inspiring to both beginners and experts is also due to the huge experience that the authors have gained during their manifold research activities. Andreas Vött, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany This book will have great appeal to coastal researchers, at both beginning and advanced stages, because it integrates Google satellite imagery with coastal marine classification and in-depth studies by the authors from many parts of the world. The world’s coastline is well represented in this book which has a truly global perspective of unique, dramatic and commonplace coastal landforms. The authors in collaboration with the publisher have prepared a very handsome volume that will no doubt become a classic in the fullness of time. This book represents one of the first efforts to utilize Google images in a scientific manner to illustrate the diversity of coastal morphologies on a worldwide basis. The plethora of color satellite images, block diagrams, and oblique photography makes this book a valuable resource for a wide array of specialists that will want to have handy access to this unique work. This coastal compendium is an illustrated tour de force that belongs on researchers' bookshelves as well as on coffee tables for casual enjoyment. Charles Finkl, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA

The World s Beaches

The World s Beaches
Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,William J. Neal,James Andrew Graham Cooper,Joseph T. Kelley
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN: 0520948947
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Beaches Book Excerpt:

Take this book to the beach; it will open up a whole new world. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, maps, and graphics, it explores one of the planet’s most dynamic environments—from tourist beaches to Arctic beaches strewn with ice chunks to steaming hot tropical shores. The World’s Beaches tells how beaches work, explains why they vary so much, and shows how dramatic changes can occur on them in a matter of hours. It discusses tides, waves, and wind; the patterns of dunes, washover fans, and wrack lines; and the shape of berms, bars, shell lags, cusps, ripples, and blisters. What is the world’s longest beach? Why do some beaches sing when you walk on them? Why do some have dark rings on their surface and tiny holes scattered far and wide? This fascinating, comprehensive guide also considers the future of beaches, and explains how extensively people have affected them—from coastal engineering to pollution, oil spills, and rising sea levels.

Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs

Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs
Author: Reza Rezaee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN: 1119039207
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs Book Excerpt:

Provides comprehensive information about the key exploration, development and optimization concepts required for gas shale reservoirs Includes statistics about gas shale resources and countries that have shale gas potential Addresses the challenges that oil and gas industries may confront for gas shale reservoir exploration and development Introduces petrophysical analysis, rock physics, geomechanics and passive seismic methods for gas shale plays Details shale gas environmental issues and challenges, economic consideration for gas shale reservoirs Includes case studies of major producing gas shale formations

Advanced Remote Sensing Technology for Tsunami Modelling and Forecasting

Advanced Remote Sensing Technology for Tsunami Modelling and Forecasting
Author: Maged Marghany
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 135117553X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Remote Sensing Technology for Tsunami Modelling and Forecasting Book Excerpt:

The innovation in space technologies has generated a new method for observing and monitoring tsunamis from space. Most tsunami remote sensing studies focus on using classical image processing tools or conventional edge detection procedures. However, these methods do not use modern physics, applied mathematics, signal communication, remote sensing data and innovative space technologies. This book equips readers to understand how to monitor tsunamis from space with remote sensing technology art to create a better alarm warning system.

The Greeks and Romans in the Black Sea and the Importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco Roman World 7th century BC 5th century AD 20 Years On 1997 2017

The Greeks and Romans in the Black Sea and the Importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco Roman World  7th century BC 5th century AD   20 Years On  1997 2017
Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze,Alexandru Avram,James Hargrave
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 178969759X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greeks and Romans in the Black Sea and the Importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco Roman World 7th century BC 5th century AD 20 Years On 1997 2017 Book Excerpt:

The proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities (Constanţa, 2017) is dedicated to the 90th birthday of Prof. Sir John Boardman, President of the Congress since its inception. The central theme returns to that considered 20 years earlier: the importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco-Roman World.

Handbook of Sea Level Research

Handbook of Sea Level Research
Author: Ian Shennan,Antony J. Long,Benjamin P. Horton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN: 1118452577
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sea Level Research Book Excerpt:

Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – isone of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requiresrobust scientific approaches and techniques. This Handbookaims to provide a practical guide to readers interested in thischallenge, from the initial design of research approaches throughto the practical issues of data collection and interpretation froma diverse range of coastal environments. Building on thirtyyears of international research, the Handbook comprises 38 chaptersthat are authored by leading experts from around the world. The Handbook will be an important resource to scientists interestedand involved in understanding sea-level changes across a broadrange of disciplines, policy makers wanting to appreciate ourcurrent state of knowledge of sea-level change over differenttimescales, and many teachers at the university level, as well asadvanced-level undergraduates and postgraduate research students,wanting to learn more about sea-level change. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/shennan/sealevel"www.wiley.com\go\shennan\sealevel/a

Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences Vol IX 2017

Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences Vol  IX     2017
Author: Salvatore Milli
Publsiher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-12-29
ISBN: 8868129663
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences Vol IX 2017 Book Excerpt:

CONTENTS SORAYA HADJZOBIR, UWE ALTENBERGER, CHRISTINA GÜNTER The Edough Massif garnetites: evidences for a metamorphosed paleo-garnet beach-sand placer (Cap de Garde, Annaba, Northeast Algeria) KHALID FATHI UBEID * AND KHALED AHMED RAMADAN Activity concentration and spatial distribution of radon in beach sands of Gaza Strip, Palestine SALVATORE MILLI , DANIELE E. GIRASOLI, DANIEL TENTORI, PAOLO TORTORA Sedimentology and coastal dynamics of carbonate pocket beaches: the Ionian-Sea Apulia coast between Torre Colimena and Porto Cesareo (Southern Italy) XIII GEOSED CONGRESS. Italian Association For Sedimentary Geology - A section of Italian Geological Society Abstracts XIII GEOSED CONGRESS. Italian Association For Sedimentary Geology - A section of Italian Geological Society Fieldtrip guide

The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Analysis

The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Analysis
Author: D. McIlroy
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781862391543
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Application of Ichnology to Palaeoenvironmental and Stratigraphic Analysis Book Excerpt:

Ichnology, the study of trace fossils preserving animal tracks, trails, burrows, and borings is important to paleontologists because of what it can reveal about the behavior and biomechanics of animals in the past. It is also of interest to sedimentologists, because stratigraphical analysis of trace fossils can reveal paleoenvironmental information

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth Surface Processes

Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth Surface Processes
Author: M.J. Hambrey,P.F. Barker,P.J. Barrett,V. Bowman,B. Davies,J.L. Smellie,M. Tranter
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN: 186239363X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth Surface Processes Book Excerpt:

The volume highlights developments in our understanding of the palaeogeographical, palaeobiological, palaeoclimatic and cryospheric evolution of Antarctica. It focuses on the sedimentary record from the Devonian to the Quaternary Period. It features tectonic evolution and stratigraphy, as well as processes taking place adjacent to, beneath and beyond the ice-sheet margin, including the continental shelf. The contributions in this volume include several invited review papers, as well as original research papers arising from the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences in Edinburgh, in July 2011. These papers demonstrate a remarkable diversity of Earth science interests in the Antarctic. Following international trends, there is particular emphasis on the Cenozoic Era, reflecting the increasing emphasis on the documentation and understanding of the past record of ice-sheet fluctuations. Furthermore, Antarctic Earth history is providing us with important information about potential future trends, as the impact of global warming is increasingly felt on the continent and its ocean.

Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone

Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone
Author: Arthur P. Cracknell,E.S. Rowan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN: 9780750305631
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone Book Excerpt:

As people come to realize the importance of the environmental impact of human activities, the study of the coastal zone has become increasingly important. In addition, new environmental legislation at regional, national, and international levels will doubtless highlight the importance of a fuller understanding of the coastal areas. Together, these factors have led to substantial new requirements for the acquisition and monitoring of relevant environmental information and for a fuller understanding of the processes at work-work for which the use of remote sensing techniques is essential. To meet the requirements of this emerging discipline, Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone: Computer Modelling and Remote Sensing integrates basic physical processes with extensive information from remote sensing systems such as those on aircraft and spacecraft. It covers the physical processes that occur in the coastal zone, an area in which 60% of the world's population live. Written by international experts, the text provides a comprehensive, graduate-level introduction and overview that is suitable both for those entering the field and for those already working within it.

Geological Setting Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea

Geological Setting  Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea
Author: Najeeb M.A. Rasul,Ian C.F. Stewart
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 803
Release: 2018-12-05
ISBN: 3319994085
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Setting Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea Book Excerpt:

This book gathers invited contributions from active researchers to provide an up-to-date overview of the geological setting of the Red Sea. It discusses aspects ranging from historical information to modern research in the Red Sea, and presents findings from rapidly advancing, emerging fields. This semi-enclosed young ocean basin provides a unique opportunity to study the development of passive continental margins in order to examine the current status of that region. In addition to studies on the Sea itself, it includes those from related fields on the littoral zone. The book is of interest to geoscientists and non-specialists alike.

Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes

Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes
Author: I.P. Martini,H.R. Wanless
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN: 1862393745
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes Book Excerpt:

We live in a world where the loss of sea ice and thawing of coastal grounds in the north, and renewed marine transgression and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events globally, are becoming commonplace. This volume presents a timely examination of coasts, the geological environment at particular risk, as global warming brings on this new reality. In 23 papers, low lying, mainly siliciclastic coasts are reviewed, described and analysed, under a variety of climates in quasi-stable tectonic settings along passive, trailing-continental edges from Polar Regions to the Tropics. Examples include coast of the Arctic seas, temperate to tropical eastern shores of the Americas, western Portugal, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, South Africa and Australia. The entire coastal zone (landscape) is considered ranging from geophysical processes and products to biological entities including the adaption of Native People in various climatic zones. Knowledge of the state of the coasts now, and how the coastal plain has evolved since Late Pleistocene, is crucial for any realistic planning for the future.