The Resource Coastal dynamics, Willem T. Bakker

Coastal dynamics, Willem T. Bakker

Label
Coastal dynamics
Title
Coastal dynamics
Statement of responsibility
Willem T. Bakker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our world is constantly changing, governed by continuity, dynamic interactions and boundary conditions. For many coasts, the common denominators contributing to these changes are sand, waves, tides, salt gradients, and human interaction, all themes that are treated in this valuable textbook. Confining itself to essentials, the coverage reflects centuries of theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch coastal engineers. Focusing, where applicable, on linear theory, the book shows how the essentials of local coastal behaviour can be reproduced and predicted
Member of
Cataloging source
HKP
Dewey number
627.5/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TC205
LC item number
.B35 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advanced series on ocean engineering
Series volume
vol. 34
Label
Coastal dynamics, Willem T. Bakker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Dutch coast: a coastal engineering view. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. 150 years of beach measurements. 2.3. The Jarkus measurements (Holland coast). 2.4. Sand transport by waves and tides (uninterrupted coast). 2.5. Tides, shaping a coast: lessons from Van Veen and other old masters. 2.6. Changes of the Zealand coast by man and nature -- 3. Line theories in coastal dynamics. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. One line theory, no diffraction. 3.3. 2-line theory. 3.4. More-line theories. 3.5. Symbols concerning chapter 3 -- 4. Determination of coastal constants. 4.1. General considerations. 4.2. Calculation of coastal constants from hindcasting of field data. 4.3. Computation of coastal constants in longshore direction from the wave climate. 4.4. Focussing on cross-shore interaction. 4.5. Symbols concerning chapter 4 -- 5. Experimental verification. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Experiments in laboratories. 5.3. Results of groin application in nature -- 6. Evaluation of the one- and two-line model. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Remarks on the sand transport mechanism assumed. 6.3. Effect of variable wave conditions. 6.4. Effects of groins as result of the one- and two-line theory -- 7. Interaction between outer delta's and tidal basins. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Momentaneous velocities: linear tidal hydraulics. The Lorentz method and considerations. 7.3. Tidal hydraulics: resultant currents, caused by longitudinal density gradients. 7.4. Non-linear tidal hydraulics: vertical circulation, caused by "rain in the drain". 7.5. Summary concerning tidal-averaged vertical circulation; concluding remarks. 7.6. Resonance and morphological stability of a prismatic channel. 7.7. A morphological behavior model for the outer delta of tidal inlets. 7.8. Morphology of multiple-channel tidal inlet systems, like Wadden Sea and Western Scheldt. 7.9. Discussion on the assumptions; limitations on the applied methods in relation to other methods; acknowledgement. 7.10. Acknowledgements -- 8. Epilogue: forum and future research. 8.1. "There is more between water and earth, dear Bakker, than is meant in your philosophy."
Control code
ocn821767063
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 517 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812814234
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3536001x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)821767063
  • pebco981281423X

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