Coastal Cliffs Morphology and Management

Coastal Cliffs  Morphology and Management

This book offers an insight into the global occurrence, geomorphology, evolution, weathering and erosion of coastal cliffs and bluffs.

Author: Eric Bird

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319290843

Category: Nature

Page: 92

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This book offers an insight into the global occurrence, geomorphology, evolution, weathering and erosion of coastal cliffs and bluffs. Stabilization and preservation of cliffs are treated in detail. Mitigation of cliff hazards and preservation of scenic features and sites of scientific importance requires effective coastal cliff management that can only be based on thorough knowledge of the physical processes at work. Cliffs have been cut in various geological formations, and have taken shape as a sequel to a world-wide sea level rise. Most cliffs have receded as the result of weathering and erosion, but some are now stable. Where they are actively receding, consuming useful agricultural or forested land or threatening coastal structures such as roads, buildings and seaside towns, it may be necessary to halt their retreat, or at least to modify it, by coastal cliff management.
Categories: Nature

Coastal Zone Management

Coastal Zone Management

The establishment of footpaths facilitates the access to the clifftops, and thus
increases trampling, which, in turn, ... Along the Quiberon Peninsula coastline,
the evolution of the cliffs is likely to be strongly controlled by cliff morphology and
 ...

Author: Mu Ramkumar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128143513

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 177

Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues brings together a vast range of interdisciplinary data on coastal zones in a concise, yet exhaustive format that will be useful to students, researchers, and teachers. The book contains several focused sections, all of which include individual chapters written by subject experts with considerable experience in their fields of research. Each chapter presents the latest research and status of its focus, with a concluding endnote on future trends. Topics covered in the book include the sea level and climate changes, evolution of coastlines, land-use dynamics and coastal hazards mitigation and management. The global coast has faced the force of both climate hange and natural disasters, which continue to result in the loss of human life and degradation of quality of the coastal environment. Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues provides the latest developments and key strategies to tackle this in a single comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for scientists and researchers well-read on coastal zones, as well as those new to the subject. Presents a unique compilation of contributed chapters, including a focus on methodology, case studies, stategy, and policy, acting as a one-source reference for students, teachers, researchers and administrators. Discusses challenges at local levels in order to help interpret regional processes that have global ramifications. Provides a database for scientists working on research topics related to coastal zone management.
Categories: Science

Beach Management

Beach Management

This work provides the geomorphological and ecological background on beaches in terms of how they are utilized and managed.

Author: Eric C. F. Bird

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: UCSD:31822023767890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 761

This work provides the geomorphological and ecological background on beaches in terms of how they are utilized and managed. Topics covered include the origins of beaches, the processes at work on them, the causes of beach erosion and accretion and the empl
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Formation evolution and stability of coastal cliffs status and trends

Formation  evolution  and stability of coastal cliffs   status and trends

Coastal managers and engineers who address issues of coastal-cliff stability
require site- or region-specific geologic ... Examples of attributes are beach width,
shore morphology, wave energy, cliff material, and cliff height and slope (see, ...

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428984059

Category:

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Coastal Storms

Coastal Storms

INDEX 263 Maldives, coral reefs, 129, 143, 143, 145 management, erosion
hazard assessment, 250, 250–251, 251. see also risk ... storms (hazard losses), 1
, 2 morphological changes, shore. see elevation changes; profile changes
morphological modeling, 195–196, 209–210 empirical ... processes,
hydrodynamics, 25, 38 264 INDEX response approach, risk management, 221
retreat, coastal cliffs, k ...

Author: Paolo Ciavola

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118937105

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 438

A comprehensive introduction to coastal storms and their associated impacts Coastal Storms offers students and professionals in the field a comprehensive overview and groundbreaking text that is specifically devoted to the analysis of coastal storms. Based on the most recent knowledge and contributions from leading researchers, the text examines coastal storms’ processes and characteristics, the main hazards (such as overwash, inundation and flooding, erosion, structures overtopping), and how to monitor and model storms. The authors include information on the most advanced innovations in forecasting, prediction, and early warning, which serves as a foundation for accurate risk evaluation and developing adequate coastal indicators and management options. In addition, structural overtopping and damage are explained, taking into account the involved hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes. The monitoring methods of coastal storms are analyzed based on recent results from research projects in Europe and the United States. Methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation are detailed, storm impact indicators are suggested for different hazards and coastal management procedures analyzed. This important resource includes: Comprehensive coverage of storms and associated impacts, including meteorological coastal storm definitions and related potential consequences A state-of-the-art reference for advanced students, professionals and researchers in the field Chapters on monitoring methods of coastal storms, their prediction, early warning systems, and modeling of consequences Explorations of methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation and suggestions for storm impact indicators for different hazards and coastal management procedures Coastal Storms is a compilation of scientific and policy-related knowledge related to climate-related extreme events. The authors are internationally recognized experts and their work reflects the most recent science and policy advances in the field.
Categories: Science

Investigation and Management of Soft Rock Cliffs

Investigation and Management of Soft Rock Cliffs

Figure 3.2 Stages in the cliff management process Shoreline management plan
Identification of strategic coastal ... and morphological units along a cliffline (i.e.
characteristic assemblages or landforms), as different morphological units will ...

Author: E. Mark Lee

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727729853

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 142

Investigation and Management of Soft Rock Cliffs addresses a wide range of topics, such as investigation approaches, measurement and monitoring techniques and the prediction methods available. It presents a comprehensive overview of how eroding cliffs can best be managed, stressing the need to consider both structural and non-structural solutions to cliff recession problems, and encourages coastal engineers and planners to adopt an integrated approach to cliff management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Spanish Coastal Systems

The Spanish Coastal Systems

This is a valuable text for advanced graduate students and coastal researchers, which connects the specific dynamic functioning of the main Spanish coastal environments and their relationships with human activities.

Author: Juan A. Morales

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319931692

Category: Science

Page: 823

View: 221

This monograph presents the state of art of the geologic knowledge about the Spanish coast obtained through scientific research in the last 30 years.From a general point of view, coasts are the most quickly changing systems of the Earth. This is critical, since many human resources, such as the main part of economic and social activities, are located in the coastal areas. Especially in the case of Spain these coasts include cities, wide industrial areas (including harbor complexes), important ecologic systems, and our main economic resource: tourism. Understanding the dynamic functioning of each element of this coast is vital for correct future coastal management, so as to solve problems derived from bad plans developed in the last decades of the twentieth century. This is a valuable text for advanced graduate students and coastal researchers, which connects the specific dynamic functioning of the main Spanish coastal environments and their relationships with human activities.
Categories: Science

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management

Sands supplied from sea cliffs and headlands are also transported alongshore.
These point-source ... Tide-dominated coasts differ from storm- or wave-
dominated coasts in terms of sediment transport and coastal morphology. Very
wide, flat ...

Author: Nobuo Mimura

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402036255

Category: Science

Page: 367

View: 187

The Asia and Pacific region is home to the world’s largest concentration of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to the coastal environmental changes in the Asia and Pacific region. It provides important perspectives on the subject for researchers.
Categories: Science

Coastal Defences

Coastal Defences

It is true that some cliffs remain relatively unaffected by coastal processes, but
others change rapidly and play a key role in contributing to the sediment budget,
... The fact that there are a variety of factors relevant to cliff stability means that cliff
management is a complex task. ... Cliffs are morphological features exposed to
the air as well as the sea and, as such, are also subject to subaerial processes.

Author: Peter W. French

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415198445

Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 783

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Flood Risk Management Research and Practice

Flood Risk Management  Research and Practice

In particular the close coupling between flooding and shore morphology
introduces considerable uncertainty, because beach ... Measures to prevent
coastal erosion, such as cliff protection and groynes, are often in conflict with
flood protection ...

Author: Paul Samuels

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203883020

Category: Science

Page: 1772

View: 560

Floods cause distress and damage wherever and whenever they happen. Flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people worldwide and economic and insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990. Across the European Union, flood management policy is changing in response to the EU Directive on the ass
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Coastal Systems

Coastal Systems

In chapters illustrated and furnished with topical case studies from around the world, this book establishes the importance of coasts within a systems framework - waves, tides, rivers and sea-level change all play critical roles in the ...

Author: Simon K. Haslett

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783169016

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 437

Where oceans, land and atmosphere meet, three dynamic forces contribute to the physical and ecological evolution of coastlines. Coasts are responsive systems, dynamic with identifiable inputs and outputs of energy and material. In chapters illustrated and furnished with topical case studies from around the world, this book establishes the importance of coasts within a systems framework - waves, tides, rivers and sea-level change all play critical roles in the evolution of our coasts.
Categories: Science

Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of erosion problems and solutions in each country.

Author: Enzo Pranzini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136469855

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 610

Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion through a variety of protection strategies, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation in the Netherlands. This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of erosion problems and solutions in each country. Each chapter discusses the natural and anthropogenic factors in the erosion process and in defence projects design and maintenance, including coastal morphology and wave climate, land use changes and use of coastal areas, the evolution of coastal protection, climate change and political and administrative assessments. Particular attention is paid to demographic and economic factors influencing coastal erosion in each country and to technical and administrative criteria influencing defence projects design. Lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout, the book represents a definitive reference work on its subject.
Categories: Science

Proceedings of the Workshop on Coastal Resources Management of Krakatau and the Sunda Strait Region Indonesia Jakarta August 19 September 6 1981

Proceedings of the Workshop on Coastal Resources Management of Krakatau and the Sunda Strait Region  Indonesia  Jakarta  August 19 September 6  1981

Thesre are similar , lower cliffs on the northern coast . Information on cliff
morphology and recession has been obtained here by one of the trainees ( see
paper by Suwardi in Part Two this volume ) . Some of the sand and gravel eroded
from ...

Author: Eric Charles Frederick Bird

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050560237

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 259

View: 313

Categories: Coastal zone management

Coastal and Estuarine Management

Coastal and Estuarine Management

Emphasising the importance and significance of this natural resource, the uses and conflicts which occur and the results of human activity, this book explains the ways in which conservation and management policies and practices can protect ...

Author: Peter French

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134775149

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 177

The coast cannot be left to nature to determine its fate. Wealth, property, economic interests, recreation, tourism and wildlife are all threatened. Coasts are an administrative battle ground and one of the most important and widely examined topics in environmental management. Coastal and Estuarine Management examines the issues surrounding the human use and abuse of estuarine and coastal environments. Emphasising the importance and significance of this natural resource, the uses and conflicts which occur and the results of human activity, this book explains the ways in which conservation and management policies and practices can protect this productive and diverse ecosystem. Examples and real-life case studies illustrate the effect of human intervention, both from an historic and contemporary perspective. Exposing the environmental consequences of estuarine pollution, Peter French highlights the need for management strategies to promote a sustainable development ethic for estuaries.
Categories: Science

Coastal Management

Coastal Management

Results suggest that there are significant recurrent morphological variations ,
which occur over periods longer than the current planning horizons adopted in ,
for example , SMPs . INTRODUCTION Events , such as the major cliff falls at
Beachy ...

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727728482

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 908

This volume presents the proceedings of the fourth in a series of highly successful conferences. Coastal management issues covered in the volume include planning and implementation, economic evaluation, the contribution of technology, legal and geomorphic impacts, and the increasingly important subjects of managing risk and uncertainty. Themes that are of particular interest for the future are discussed, including the UK s flood defence aims, objectives and targets, and the need or otherwise for a European directive for coastal management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Coastal Environments and Global Change

Coastal Environments and Global Change

Rock coasts are the most common coastal type, making up around 80% of the
world's coastline (Emery and Kuhn, 1982), and are found at all latitudes and in all
... This is particularly the case with sea cliffs, where management is commonly
applied to stop cliff erosion, resulting in a modification of the cliff form. ...
Inaddition, geology and lithology cause enormous variability in morphology from
site to site.

Author: Gerd Masselink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118825105

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 725

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. Readership: final year undergraduate and postgraduate-level students on coastal courses in a wide range subjects, including geography, environmental management, geology, oceanography and coastal/civil engineering. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and applied scientists dealing with coastal environments. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal
Categories: Nature

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

"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 Finkel, Editor to the Journal of Coastal Research

Author: Maurice Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038808

Category: Science

Page: 1213

View: 661

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.
Categories: Science

Coastal Management

Coastal Management

The morphological process tends to be cyclical and can be summarised as
follows : as ( a ) ( b ) Erosion by the sea of the toe of the coastal cliff with
transportation of debris alongshore and offshore . Oversteepening of the cliff face
. Failure of ...

Author: M. G. Barrett

Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing

ISBN: UVA:35007004197582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 307

View: 434

What is coastal management?; legislation and policy; technical overview; a county council's approach; physical constraints; a regional strategy; tides, surges and waves; research on beaches and coastal structures; engineering conservation; nature conservation in coastal management; the Australian experience; the deterioration of a coastline; the Anglian sea defence management study; implications of climatic change; beach management; marine resources; management of coastal cliffs; coastal structu
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Coastal Problems

Coastal Problems

Rocky coasts, which comprise a wide range of forms from steep, plunging gran
ite cliffs, to weakly consolidated coastal ... natural functioning of rocky coast
biogeomorphological systems is a vital prerequisite to their successful
management, ...

Author: Heather Viles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317859314

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 973

As coastal populations burgeon, problems of erosion, pollution and coastal change are becoming ever more serious and necessitate scientifically informed management strategies. This authoritative new study discusses the causes of, and possible solutions to, some of the more pressing problems at the coast, against a background of the natural geomorphological and ecological workings of coastal environments. A holistic approach to the understanding of coastal problems is suggested, which integrates geomorphology, ecology and society through a consideration of the basic processes at work. Coastal problems are caused by both human and natural impacts, often working in conjunction with each other; thus drawing on their wide experience of temperate and tropical coasts the authors consider all types of coastal problems, ranging from those produced entirely naturally to those where the human impact dominates. Extensive use is made of case studies drawn from around the world, from beach erosion along the Nigerian coast to the recovery of the Vietnamese mangroves from war damage. A major theme of the book is that, given recent downgrading of predictions of future sea level rise, it is the distinctive geomorphological, ecological and societal aspects of each coast which are the vital factors. 'Coastal Problems' brings together material vital to any attempts to understand and manage our coasts and will be of interest to all those concerned with the environment and its management.
Categories: Science

Coasts

Coasts

A textbook on coastal geomorphology for advanced undergraduates and graduates.

Author: Colin D. Woodroffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521011833

Category: Science

Page: 623

View: 873

A textbook on coastal geomorphology for advanced undergraduates and graduates.
Categories: Science