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Beach Processes and Sedimentation

Beach Processes and Sedimentation - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0137549382

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ISBN10: 0137549385
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Beach Processes and Sedimentation - 2ND 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137549382

Pau; D. Komar

ISBN13: 978-0137549382
ISBN10: 0137549385
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Introduces beach processes within an approach that balances an engineering perspective against a purely geological one.

Provides an up-to-date review of the current understanding of beach processes as well as applications to solve coastal problems (erosion, management issues, etc.). Discusses issues related to beach erosion and other processes. The second edition of Beach Processes and Sedimentation has been updated to include information gathered from two decades of science and engineering in the field, reflecting the vast increase in knowledge since the first edition. Discusses the rise of coastal zone management as well as patterns of wave transformations and dissipation within the surf zone, and how these water motions produce cross-shore movements of sediment resulting in beach-profile variations.

An essential reference book for many readers: from beach front property owners to politicians contending with beachfront erosion to engineers addressing beachfront reclamation projects.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Study of Beaches.
2. The Geomorphology of Eroding and Accreting Coasts.
3. Beach Morphology and Sediments.
4. The Changing Level of the Sea.
5. The Generation of Waves and their Movement Across the Sea.
6. Wave Breaking and Surf-Zone Processes.
7. Beach Profiles and Cross-Shore Sediment Transport.
8. Wave-Generated Currents in the Nearshore.
9. The Longshore Transport of Sediments on Beaches.
10. Shoreline Planforms and Models to Simulate Their Evolution.
11. Nearshore Morphodynamics.
12. The Protection of Our Coasts.


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