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Coastline Changes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 219

Coastline Changes

Describes and analyses the advance and retreat patterns of the world's coastlines in recent decades. Based on a twelve-year investigation by the I.G.U. Commission on the Coastal Environment, this book examines the multiple factors responsible for coastline change and emphasizes the importance of monitoring these changes. It provides a basis for comparisons between changing coastline sections in various environments around the world.

Archaeology of Coastal Changes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Archaeology of Coastal Changes

Proceedings of a 1986 symposium at Haifa with papers considering the effects of coastal changes on settlement, and particularly harbour and port installations around the Mediterranean.

Coastline Changes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

Coastline Changes

"This volume contributes to the current discussion of the role of natural and anthropogenic driving forces for coastal processes and their socioeconomic consequences. Special attention is paid to computerized tools that allow us--based on reconstruction of paleodevelopments--to predict the interference of processes on different time scales. On the one hand, the book provides an overview of the current model developments in describing vertical crustal movement, climate change forcing sea-level variations, the genesis of the basin fill along continental margins, and the interference of these processes in coastal development. On the other hand, it describes coastal development in key areas for different climate zones and geological settings. Coastline Changes is addressed to students and professionals in the geosciences, archaeology, social sciences, economy, and computer sciences. It will foster interdisciplinary discussion for the purpose of developing integrated concepts for sustainable development of the coastal zones."--Publisher's website.

Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 146

Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-level Rise

One of the main impacts of global warming is accelerated sea-level rise: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predictions suggest that the rate of rise could reach as high as 5'10 mm/yr by the end of this century. While it is generally recognized that accelerated sea-level rise will severely impact low-gradient coastlines, scientists are still ill prepared to predict coastal response. A study of seven Gulf Coast estuaries (Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound, Weeks Bay, Calcasieu Lake, Sabine Lake, Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Corpus Christi Bay) was aimed at examining their response to past changes in the rate of sea-level rise and climate. The rates of change are of the same magnitude as those predicted for this century. The estuarine response to change has been one of abrupt landward retreat and major reorganization of estuarine environments at decadal time scales. This book should be of interest to scientists and policy makers concerned with future impacts of global warming.

Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 340

Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management

Most of the world’s population lives close to the coast and is highly dependent on coastal resources, which are being exploited at unsustainable rates. These resources are being subject to further pressures associated with population increase and the globalization of coastal resource demand. This is particularly so for the Asia-Pacific region which contains almost two thirds of the world’s population and most of the world’s coastal megacities. The region has globally important atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, which affect world climate such as the Asian Monsoon and the El-Niño Southern Oscillation phenomena. The Asia-Pacific region also has highly significant marine diversity but ov...

Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 388

Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-08-12
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book discusses sea-level and coastline changes. These topics are becoming increasingly important for populations living along the edge of the world’s oceans and seas, especially in areas where eustatic sea-level rise is superimposed on isostatic subsidence and storm-induced coastal erosion. This is the case at the southern and eastern Baltic Sea coast: in the south, glacio-isostatic subsidence enhances the effect of climate-induced sea-level rise and strong storm effects are causing a continuous retreat of the coast. On the eastern coast glacio-isostatic uplift compensates for eustatic sea-level rise, but storm-induced waves are responsible for permanent morphodynamic changes to the c...

Climate Change and the Coast
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 596

Climate Change and the Coast

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-04
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Coastal communities are at the frontline of a changing climate. Escalating problems created by sea-level rise, a greater number of severe coastal storms, and other repercussions of climate change will exacerbate already pervasive impacts resulting from rapid coastal population growth and intensification of development. To prosper in the coming decades, coastal communities need to build their adaptive capacity and resilience. Telling the stories of real-world communities in a wide range of coastal settings, including America’s Gulf of Mexico coast, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, The Maldives, southern Africa, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, the case studies in Climate Change and the Coast: Build...

Coastal Change
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 156

Coastal Change

The coast changes gradually, by sequences of hydrodynamic, geomorphologic changes and catstrophic events. In order to understand this, the research work aimed to study long-term (30 years), short-term (10 years) and seasonal coastal changes utilizing satellite data. Three techniques, namely shoreline change rate calculation, newly proposed 'three-unit based coastal change study', and conventional beach profiling were followed here for 113.5 km long coastal stretch along Midnapur Balasore coast of eastern India. Interventions of human being, complex coastal geomorphology, astronomical and seasonal influences were corroborated with derived changes along uniformly spaced transects orthogonal to shoreline positions, and for seven'littoral cells', . Several statistical methods of Linear Regression, Regression coefficient, Root Mean Square Error (RMSE)estimations, were determined and cross- validated.

Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 424

Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-04
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam is the first book to focus specifically on natural hazards and climate change in Vietnam. The book examines threats such as tropical cyclones, sea-level rise, flooding, erosion, and salinity intrusion, and their respective effects on coastal structures and environments. It also looks at crucial management and mitigation efforts, including breakwater design, irrigation systems, coastal dunes and dikes, and more. The challenges faced by this country in the future will have important regional and global repercussions; areas such as the Mekong Delta produce a significant proportion of the world’s rice, and coastal impacts on this region will have far-reaching economic and public health effects. This book is an important source of information for government and local policy makers, environmental and climate scientists, and engineers. Broad coverage of climate challenges specific to the region, including sea-level rise, storms, erosion, and more Assessments of impact on, and effects of, economic development and port construction Examination of public policy responses to climate change