Encyclopedia Of Coastal Science by M. SchwartzEncyclopedia Of Coastal Science by M. Schwartz

Encyclopedia Of Coastal Science

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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach.

This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

Title:Encyclopedia Of Coastal ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1213 pagesPublished:April 27, 2005Publisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.Language:English

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List of Contributors.- Foreword.- Preface.- Accretion and Erosion Waves on Beaches.- Africa, Coastal Ecology.- Africa, Coastal Geomorphology.- Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping and Light Detection and Ranging.- Algal Rims.- Alluvial-Plain Coasts.- Altimeter Surveys, Coastal Tides, and Shelf Circulation.- Antarctica, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology.- Aquaculture.- Archaeological Site Location, Effect of Sea-Level Change.- Archaeology.- Arctic, Coastal Ecology.- Arctic, Coastal Geomorphology.- Arti?cial Islands.- Asia, Eastern, Coastal Ecology.- Asia, Eastern, Coastal Geomorphology.- Asia, Middle East, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology.- Asia, Southern (see Indian Ocean Coasts).- Asteroid-Impact Coasts.- Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology.- Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Geomorphology.- Atolls.- Australia, Coastal Ecology.- Australia, Coastal Geomorphology.- Barrier Islands.- Barrier.- Barriers, Gravel (see Gravel Barriers).- Bars.- Bay Beaches.- Beach and Nearshore Instrumentation.- Beach Cusps (see Rhythmic Patterns).- Beach Drain.- Beach Erosion.- Beach Features.- Beach Nourishment.- Beach Processes.- Beach Pro?le.- Beach Rating (see Rating Beaches).- Beach Ridges.- Beach Safety (see Lifesaving and Beach Safety).- Beach Sediment Characteristics.- Beach Stratigraphy.- Beach Use and Behaviors.- Beachrock.- Beaufort Wind Scale.- Bioconstruction.- Bioengineered Shore Protection.- Bioerosion.- Biogenous Coasts (see Vegetated Coasts).- Biogeomorphology.- Bioherms and Biostromes.- Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology.- Bluffs (see Cliffed Coasts).- Bogs.- Boulder Barricades.- Boulder Beaches.- Boulder Pavements.- Bypassing at Littoral Drift Barriers.- Capping of Contaminated Coastal Areas.- Carbonate Sandy Beaches.- Caribbean Islands, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology.- Carrying Capacity in Coastal Areas. ? Cays.- Central America (see Middle America).- Chalk Coasts.- Changing Sea Levels.- Cheniers.- Classi?cation of Coasts (see Holocene Coastal Geomorphology).- Cleaning Beaches.- Cliffed Coasts.- Cliffs, Erosion Rates.- Cliffs, Lithology versus Erosion Rates.- Climate Patterns in the Coastal Zone.- Coastal Boundaries.- Coastal Changes, Gradual.- Coastal Changes, Rapid.- Coastal Climate.- Coastal Currents.- Coastal Engineering (see Shore Protection Structures; Navigation Structures).- Coastal Hoodoos.- Coastal Lakes and Lagoons.- Coastal Modeling and Simulation.- Coastal Processes (see Beach Processes).- Coastal Sedimentary Facies.- Coastal Soils.- Coastal Subsidence.- Coastal Temperature Trends.- Coastal Upwelling and Downwelling.- Coastal Warfare.- Coastal Wells.- Coastal Wind Effects.- Coastal Zone Management.- Coastline Changes.- Coasts, Coastlines, Shores, and Shorelines.- Cohesive Sediment Transport.- Computer Simulation (see Coastal Modeling and Simulation).- Conservation of Coastal Sites.- Continental Shelves.- Conversion Tables (see Appendix ).- Coral Reef Coasts.- Coral Reef Islands.- Coral Reefs.- Coral Reefs, Emerged.- Cross-Shore Sediment Transport.- Cross-Shore Variation of Grain Size on Beaches.- Cuspate Forelands.- Dalmatian Coasts.- Dams, Effect on Coasts.- Databases (see Appendix ).- Dating (see Geochronology).- Datum (see Sea-Level Datums).- Debris (see Marine Debris?Onshore, Offshore, Sea?oor Litter).- Deltaic Ecology.- Deltas.- Demography of Coastal Populations.- Depth of Closure on Sandy Coasts.- Depth of Disturbance.- Desalination.- Desert Coasts.- Dewatering (see Beach Drain).- Developed Coasts.- Dikes.- Dissipative Beaches.- Dredging of Coastal Environments.- Drift and Swash Alignments.- Driftwood.- Dune Calcarenite (see Eolianite).- Dune Ridges.- Dynamic Equilibrium of Beaches.- Economic Value of Beaches.- El Niño?Southern Oscillation (ENSO).- Endogenic and Exogenic Factors.- Energy and Sediment Budgets of the Global Coastal Zone.- Engineering Applications of Coastal Geomorphology.- Environmental Quality.- Eolianite.- Eolian Processes Erosion: Historical Analysis and Forecasting Erosion Processes.- Estuaries, Anthropogenic Impacts.- Estuaries.- Eustasy.- Europe, Coastal Ecology.- Europe, Coastal Geomorphology.- Faulted Coasts.- Forecasting (see Erosion: Historical Analysis and Forecasting) Geochronology.- Geodesy.- Geographic Information Systems.- Geographical Coastal Zonality.- Geohydraulic Research Centers.- Geotextile Applications.- Glaciated Coasts.- Global Positioning Systems.- Global Vulnerability Analysis.- Global Warming (see Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming).- Glossary of Coastal Geomorphology (see Appendix ).- Gravel Barriers.- Gravel Beaches.- Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming.- Gross Transport.- Ground-Penetrating Radar.- Groundwater (see Hydrology of the Coastal Zone).- Hazards (see Natural Hazards).- Headland-Bay Beach.- Health Bene?ts.- Hindcasting (see Wave Hindcast) History, Coastal Ecology.- History, Coastal Geomorphology.- History, Coastal Protection.- Holocene Coastal Geomorphology.- Holocene Epoch.- Honeycomb Weathering.- Hoodoos (see Coastal Hoodoos).- Human Impact on Coasts.- Hydrology of the Coastal Zone.- Ice-Bordered Coasts.- Indian Ocean Coasts, Coastal Ecology.- Indian Ocean Coasts, Coastal Geomorphology.- Indian Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology.- Ingression, Regression, and Transgression.- Instrumentation (see Beach and Nearshore Instrumentation).- Isostasy Jet Probes.- Journal Listing (see Appendix ).- Karst Coasts.- Klint.- Lagoons (see Coastal Lakes and Lagoons).- Landslides (see Mass Wasting).- Late Quaternary Marine Transgression.- Lifesaving and Beach Safety.- Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) (see Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping).- Litter (see Marine Debris).- Littoral.- Littoral Cells.- Littoral Drift Gradient.- Log-Spiral Beach (see Headland-Bay Beach).- Longshore Sediment Transport.- Machair.- Managed Retreat.- Management (see Coastal Zone Management).- Mangroves, Ecology.- Mangroves, Geomorphology.- Mangroves, Remote Sensing.- Mapping Shores and Coastal Terrain.- Marine Debris?Onshore, Offshore, Sea?oor Litter.- Marine Parks.- Marine Terraces.- Mass Wasting.- Meteorological Effects on Coasts.- Microtidal Coasts.- Middens (see Shell Middens).- Middle America, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology.- Mining of Coastal Materials.- Modeling Platforms, Terraces, and Coastal Evolution.- Modes and Patterns of Shoreline Change.- Monitoring Coastal Ecology.- Monitoring Coastal Geomorphology.- Muddy Coasts.- Natural Hazards.- Navigation Structures.- Nearshore Geomorphological Mapping. - Nearshore Sediment Transport Measurement.- Nearshore Wave Measurement.- Net Transport.- New Zealand, Coastal Ecology.- New Zealand, Coastal Geomorphology and Oceanography.- North America, Coastal Ecology.- North America, Coastal Geomorphology.- Notches.- Numerical Modeling.- Oil Spills.- Oil Spills, High-Energy Coasts.- Offshore Sand Banks and Linear Sand Ridges.- Offshore Sand Sheets.- Organizations (see Appendix ).- Paci?c Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology.- Paci?c Ocean Islands, Coastal Geomorphology.- Paleocoastlines.- Paraglacial Coasts.- Peat.- Periglacial (see Ice-Bordered Coasts).- Photogrammetry.- Physical Models.- Placer Deposits.- Pleistocene Epoch.- Pluvial Lake Shore Deposits.- Polders.- Pressure Gradient Force.- Pro?ling, Beach.- RADARSAT-. Rating Beaches.- Reclamation.- Reefs, Non-Coral.- Re?ective Beaches.- Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments.- Remote Sensing: Wetlands Classi?cation.- Rhythmic Patterns.- Ria.- Rip Currents.- Ripple Marks.- Rock Coast Processes.- Salt Marsh.- Sampling Methods (see Monitoring, Coastal Ecology; Monitoring, Coastal Geomorphology).- Sand Rights.- Sandy Coasts.- Scour and Burial of Objects in Shallow Water.- Sea-Level Change (see Changing Sea Levels).- Sea-Level Changes During the Last Millennium.- Sea-Level Datums (see Tidal Datums).- Sea-Level Indicators, Biologic.- Sea-Level Indicators?Biological in Depositional Sequences.- Sea-Level Indicators, Geomorphic.- Sea-Level Rise, Effect.- Sediment Analysis and Classi?cation (see Beach Sediment Characteristics).- Sediment Budget.- Sediment Suspension by Waves.- Sediment Transport (see Cross-Shore Sediment Transport;Longshore Sediment Transport).- Sedimentary Basins.- Seismic Displacement.- Sequence Stratigraphy.- Setbacks.- Sharm Coasts.- Shelf Processes.- Shell Middens.- Shingle Beach (see Gravel Beach) Shore Platforms.- Shore Protection Structures.- Shoreface.- Simple Beach and Surf Zone Models.- Sloughs (see Estuaries; Tidal Creeks) Small Islands.- Sociology, Beaches (see Beach Use and Behaviors) South America, Coastal Ecology.- South America, Coastal Geomorphology.- Spits.- Storm Surge.- Storms (see Meterological Effects) Strand?at.- Structures (see Shore Protection Structures; Navigation Structures).- Submarine Groundwater Discharge.- Submerged Coasts.- Submerging Coasts.- Surf Modeling.- Surf Zone Processes.- Sur?ng.- Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems.- Tafone.- Tectonics and Neotectonics.- Thalassostatic Terraces.- Thalassotherapy (see Health Bene?ts).- Tidal Creeks.- Tidal Datums.- Tidal Environments.- Tidal Inlets.- Tidal Flats.- Tidal Flats, Open Ocean Coasts.- Tidal Power.- Tidal Prism.- Tide-Dominated Coasts.- Tide Gauges.- Tide Mill.- Tides.- Time Series Modeling.- Topic Categories (see Appendix ).- Tors.- Tourism and Coastal Development.- Tourism, Criteria for Coastal Sites.- Tracers.- Trottoirs.- Tsunamis.- Uplift Coasts.- Vegetated Coasts.- Vibracore.- Vorticity.- Volcanic Coasts.- Washover Effects.- Warfare (see Coastal Warfare).- Water Quality Wave and Tide-Dominated Coasts.- Wave Climate.- Wave?Current Interaction.- Wave-Dominated Coasts.- Wave Environments.- Wave Focusing.- Wave Hindcasting.- Wave Power Wave Refraction Diagrams Waves Weathering in the Coastal Zone.- Wetlands.- Wetland Restoration.- Appendix: Conversion Tables.- Appendix: Databases.- Appendix: Glossary of Coastal Geomorphology.- Appendix: Journals.- Appendix: Organizations.- Appendix: Topic Categories.- Index

Editorial Reviews

Endorsement:"I know of no similar work (in scope, content and orientation). That is why we are all waiting so anxiously for this volume to be completed. Its perspective is unique."Charles Finkl, Editor to the "Journal of Coastal Research" Reviews: "The contents and approach are interdisciplinary and, under a single cover, one finds subjects normally scattered throughout scientific literature.""The topics cover a broad spectrum, so does the geographic range of the contributors. . besides geomorphologists, biologists, ecologists, engineers, geographers, geologists, oceanographers and technologists will find information related to their respective fields . . Inclusion of appendices . is very useful. The illustrated glossary of geomorphology will prove very useful for many of us . ." Roger H. Charlier, Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 21, Number 4, Page 866, West Palm Beach, Florida, July 2005. "It is an excellent work that should be included in any carefully selected list of best science reference books of the year."...."The editor has made a considerable effort to improve on Beaches. In both editions, the contributors' list is notable for having authors from all over the world, and the entries are about the same length, from a long paragraph to several pages."...."Summing Up: Highly recommended. For reference collections in university libraries and for other libraries located in coastal areas." M.L. Larsgaard, Choice, Volume 43, Issue 6, Page 989, Middletown, February 2006 "This volume is a comprehensive collection of articles covering all aspects of the subject: social and economic, engineering, coastal processes, habitats, erosion, geological features, research and observation." ... "As with similar works reviewed, I chose to read articles on familiar topics to see if they covered the expected, and some on unfamiliar topics to see if they could be readily understood. The book passed both tests, but the style is denser and more fact-filled than most of the encyclopedias I have reviewed." John Goodier, Reference Reviews, Volume 20, Number 2, 2006, pages 35-36