Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

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Robin Davidson-Arnott
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 9/30/2019
EAN 9781108439862, ISBN10: 1108439861

Paperback, 540 pages, 25.1 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

Written for anyone interested in coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the resulting features seen in coastal systems across the world. Accessible to students from a range of disciplines, the quantitative approach of this book helps to build a solid understanding of wave and current processes that shape coastlines. From sandy beaches to coral reefs, the major coastal features are related to contemporary processes and to sea-level changes over the past 25,000 years. Key equations describing these processes and standard methods and instrumentation used to collect measurements are all presented in this wide-ranging overview. Designed to support a one- or two-semester course and grounded in current research, this second edition has been substantially updated and rewritten - featuring cutting-edge new topics, insights from new models and technologies, additional global examples and an enhanced package of online teaching materials.

Part I. Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Coastal geomorphology
Part II. Coastal Processes
3. Sea level
4. Wind-generated waves
5. Wave dynamics
6. Surf zone circulation
7. Coastal sediment transport
Part III. Coastal Systems
8. Beach and nearshore systems
9. Coastal sand dunes and Aeolian processes
10. Barrier systems
11. Saltmarshes and mangroves
12. Coral reefs and atolls
13. Cliffed and rocky coasts.