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Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology

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Published by Arnold, Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coast changes.,
  • Geomorphology.,
  • Coastal zone management -- Environmental aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-345) and indexes.

    Other titlesIntroduction to coastal processes & geomorphology
    StatementGerhard Masselink and Michael G. Hughes.
    ContributionsHughes, Michael G.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB451.2 .M277 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination354 p. :
    Number of Pages354
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3319688M
    ISBN 100340764104, 0340764112
    LC Control Number2004271233
    OCLC/WorldCa52726155

    Later chapters address the morphodynamics of the five main types of coastal environments, namely fluvial- tide- and wave-dominated environments, rocky coasts, and coral reefs and islands. At the present stage of technology, beach nourishment is more art than science Egense and Sonu, The book is highly illustrated with diagrams and original plates. This occurs in all erosional mediums.

    Later chapters address the morphodynamics of the five main types of coastal environments, namely fluvial- tide- and wave-dominated environments, rocky coasts, and coral reefs and islands. Surf zone circulation -- 7. Streams also deposit vast amounts of sediment on the terrestrial landscape and within lakes and ocean basins. The comprehensive balance of illustrations and academic thought provides a well balanced view between the role of coastal catastrophes and gradual processes, also examining the impact humans and society have and continue to have on the coastal environment.

    With an up-to-date and detailed text, it will more than satisfy undergraduate coastal geomorphology students yet it is also clear and accessible enough to be of great use to students from a range of disciplines. They are common in streams with higher velocities. This ambitious text is well written and devoid of jargon, making some of the more difficult concepts accessible to a range of levels, from undergraduate to graduate. A reduction in the velocity of the medium, or an increase in the resistance of the particles may upset this balance and cause deposition. The chapter on coastal dunes and aeolian processes reflects the depth of Davidson-Arnott's research into this subject matter. These unique channel types develop in response to changes in stream velocity, sediment texture, and stream grade.


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Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology by Gerhard Masselink Download PDF Ebook

Deposition can also be caused by particle precipitation and flocculation. It is not often appreciated that most of the active beach profile is submerged. Thus, the surface of the rock expands more than its interior, and this stress will eventually cause the rock to rupture.

Pressure release of rock can cause physical weathering due to unloading. Hydration also allows for the acceleration of other decompositional reactions by expanding the crystal lattice offering more surface area for reaction. Some of the strongest bonds exist between the particles found within igneous rocks.

On these graphs, the x-axis represents the log of particle diameter, and the y-axis the log of velocity. This process is called aggradation.

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The principles and methods of evaluating the signature of environmental change are highlighted in the text by citing suitable studies. Some of the forces originate within the rock or mineral, while others are applied externally. Floodplain deposits can raise the elevation of the stream bed. Finally, the process of erosion stops when the transported particles fall out of the transporting medium and settle on a surface.

Geomorphologists call this phenomena solution. For wind, reductions in velocity can be related to variations in spatial heating and cooling which create pressure gradients and wind.

An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Many large soil organisms cause the movement of soil particles. Early nourishment projects did not consider the offshore profile Jarrett,or if they did, utilized unrealistic slopes, which caused excessive losses Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology book the subaerial beach Hansen and Lillycrop, Sea level fluctuations and changes -- 4.

Such basic data as time-series surveys of beach profiles are difficult or impossible to obtain for most of the nourished beaches considered by Pilkey Walker, University of Victoria, Canada 'From the outset, the style is authoritative yet eminently readable.

There are several forces that provide particles with a resistance to this process. But clearly, more field data are required, and routine post-project monitoring should include measuring the entire active profile to the depth of closure, which is generally less than 10 meters of water depth on U.Jul 01,  · Buy Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology, Second Edition 2 by Gerd Masselink, Michael Hughes, Jasper Knight (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(6). This book is an authoritative key text for all those with an interest in coastal processes and geomorphology.' Jim Hansom, University of Glasgow 'The book is more than a remarkable introduction to coastal geomorphology, building up with team synergy on the first edition published a few years ago Brand: Robin Davidson-Arnott.

Feb 14,  · The coastline changes, not only over the centuries or decades but in a matter of hours and minutes. This rapid development applies both to the form of the coastline and to coastal processes. This new book is an introduction to the environments and Cited by: Introduction to coastal processes & geomorphology is a pdf book for a student studying coastal processes (student point of view).

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Descriptions are clear and simplified which makes it easier for a student to understand thoroughly. The graphics used to support the Reviews: 1.Apr 04,  · Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphologybegins by discussing coastal systems and shows how these systems link to the processes examined in detail throughout the book.

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