The Resource Coastal environments and global change, edited by Gerhard Masselink & Roland Gehrels

Coastal environments and global change, edited by Gerhard Masselink & Roland Gehrels

Label
Coastal environments and global change
Title
Coastal environments and global change
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerhard Masselink & Roland Gehrels
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.45/7
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Coastal environments and global change, edited by Gerhard Masselink & Roland Gehrels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to coastal environments and global change / Gerd Masselink and Roland Gehrels -- Sea level / Glenn A. Milne -- Environmental control: geology and sediments / Edward J. Anthony -- Drivers: waves and tides / Daniel C. Conley -- Coastal hazards: storms and tsunamis / Adam D. Switzer -- Coastal groundwater / William P. Anderson, Jr. -- Beaches / Gerben Ruessink and Roshanka Ranasinghe -- Coastal dunes / Karl F. Nordstrom -- Barrier systems / Sytze van Heteren -- Tidal flats and salt marshes / Kerrylee Rogers and Colin D. Woodroffe -- Mangrove shorelines / Colin D. Woodroffe, Catherine E. Lovelock and Kerrylee Rogers -- Estuaries and tidal inlets / Duncan FitzGerald, Ioannis Georgiou and Michael Miner -- Deltas / Edward J. Anthony -- High-latitude coasts / Aart Kroon -- Rock coasts / Wayne Stephenson -- Coral reefs / Paul Kench -- Coping with coastal change / Robert J. Nicholls, Marcel J.F. Stive and Richard S.J. Tol
Control code
ocn868300738
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781119117261
Lccn
2014001618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5a3d02a7-739c-4a9f-b16b-9f074f395ac7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30169689
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868300738
  • pebco1118825004

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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