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Design Of Coastal Structures And Sea Defenses
12/31/2014
by Kim C. Young ISBN: 9789814611008 ISBN-13: 9789814611008
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Design Of Coastal Structures And Sea Defenses Coastal structures are an important component in any coastal protection scheme. They directly control wave and storm surge action or to stabilize a beach which provides protection to the coast. This book provides the most up-to-date technical advances on the design and construction of coastal structures and sea defenses.
Written by renowned practicing coastal engineers, this edited volume focuses on the latest technology applied in planning, design and construction, effective engineering methodology, unique projects and problems, design and construction challenges, and other lesions learned.
Many books have been written about the theoretical treatment of coastal and ocean structures. Much less has been written about the practical practice aspect of ocean structures and sea defenses. This comprehensive book fills the gap. It is an essential source of reference for professionals and researchers in the areas of coastal, ocean, civil, and geotechnical engineering. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Handbook of Port and Harbor Engineering
11/30/2014
by Gregory Tsinker ISBN: 9781475708653 ISBN-13: 9781475708653
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Handbook of Port and Harbor Engineering This indispensable handbook provides state-of-the-art information and common sense guidelines, covering the design, construction, modernization of port and harbor related marine structures. The design procedures and guidelines address the complex problems and illustrate factors that should be considered and included in appropriate design scenarios. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate
11/7/2014
by Barbara Zanuttigh (Editor), Robert Nicholls (Editor) ISBN: 9780123973108 ISBN-13: 9780123973108
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Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate The combination of severe winter storms, rising sea levels, and high tides are expected to cause more frequent and severe flooding, erosion, and damage to coastal structures. However, existing coastal management and defense techniques are not well suited to meet the challenges presented by global climate change. Based on THESEUS, a European Union funded project designed to create a multidisciplinary approach to coastal mitigation and risk management, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate is the only reference to combine modeling methods from various coastal protection disciplines, this reference presents an integrated, dynamic, and systematic approach for assessing and mitigating threats such as flooding, beach erosion, ocean acidification, and long-term habitat deterioration.
Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate includes eight study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most vulnerable coastal environments such as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas are located. In addition, the book includes "Source-Pathway-Receptor-Consequence" a model for coastal risk assessment; the engineering, social, economic and ecological mitigation measures under analysis; the participatory approach with end users and coastal authorities for the selection and identification of the appropriate defense strategy. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Guide for Design and Construction of Waterfront and Coastal Concrete Marine Structures
eBook   10/1/2014
by ACI Committee 357 ISBN: 2940150751866 ISBN-13: 2940150751866
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Guide for Design and Construction of Waterfront and Coastal Concrete Marine Structures Waterfront and coastal concrete marine structures are exposed to severe environmental conditions for which concrete is ideally suited. These conditions include wind; waves, including seiches and tsunamis; ice and ship impact; abrasion and impact from floating debris; passing vessel effects; and seismic events. As many of these structures are pile-supported, the seismic loading can be critical and, therefore, a discussion of piles and their installation is included in this guide. Also provided are the measures that can be taken to minimize the undesirable effects of these environmental factors and reduce the potential for serious problems. This guide also defines waterfront and coastal concrete marine structures, discusses materials that can be used to construct them, describes potential durability issues and how to mitigate them, and presents sustainability and serviceability requirements. Design loads, analysis techniques, design methodology, and construction considerations are also presented. Other topics include quality control (QC), above-water and below-water inspection of these structures, and repair of damaged structures. The materials, processes, QC measures, and inspections described in this guide should be tested, monitored, or performed as applicable only by qualified individuals holding the appropriate ACI certifications or equivalent. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Marine Structures Engineering: Specialized Applications: Specialized applications
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995   12/31/2013
by Gregory Tsinker ISBN: 9781461358657 ISBN-13: 9781461358657
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Marine Structures Engineering: Specialized Applications: Specialized applications Marine Structures Engineering is designed to help engineers meet the growing worldwide demand for construction of new ports and the modernization of existing ports and terminals. It provides an authoritative guide to the design, construction, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of port and harbor structures. Each chapter is self-contained, allowing readers to access specific information. The Author draws on his extensive experience in offshore structure and port engineering to demonstrate evaluation, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of in-service marine structures. Also covered in detail are state-of-the-art approaches to: *marine structures in cold regions, with special attention to the role of ice loads, permafrost, and other ice effects *shiplifts, marine railways, shipways, and dry docks *offshore moorings *floating breakwaters *marinas *structures that protect bridge piers from ship impact. Offering practical information on all aspects of marine structures, this book serves as an indispensable resource to all engineers and professionals involved in design, construction, maintenance, and modernization of ports and harbors. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas
11/20/2013
by Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security ISBN: 9781782665328 ISBN-13: 9781782665328
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Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas FULL COLOR publication. The purpose of this design manual is to provide recommended foundation designs and guidance for rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricanes in coastal areas. In addition, the manual is intended to provide guidance in designing and building safer and less vulnerable homes to reduce the risk to life and property. The intent of the manual is to provide homebuilders, contractors, and engineering professionals with a series of recommended foundation designs that will help create safer and stronger buildings in coastal areas. The designs are intended to help support rebuilding efforts after coastal areas have been damaged by floods, high winds, or other natural hazards. The foundations may differ somewhat from traditional construction techniques; however, they represent what are considered to be some of the better approaches to constructing strong and safe foundations in hazardous coastal areas. The objectives used to guide the development of this manual are: To provide residential foundation designs that will require minimal engineering oversight; To provide foundation designs that are flexible enough to accommodate many of the homes identified in A Pattern Book for Gulf Coast Neighborhoods prepared for the Mississippi Governor's Rebuilding Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal; To utilize "model" layouts so that many homes can be constructed without significant additional engineering efforts. The focus of this document is on the foundations of residential buildings. The assumption is that those who are designing and building new homes will be responsible for ensuring that the building itself is designed according to the latest building code (International Building Code® [IBC®], International Residential Code® [IRC®], and FEMA guidance) and any local requirements. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Coastal Construction Manual
Volume 1   11/1/2013
by Federal Emergency Management Agency, U. S. Department of Homeland Security ISBN: 9781782665267 ISBN-13: 9781782665267
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Coastal Construction Manual The 2011 Coastal Construction Manual, Fourth Edition (FEMA P-55), is a two-volume publication that provides a comprehensive approach to planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining homes in the coastal environment. This volume, volume I provides information about hazard identification, siting decisions, regulatory requirements, economic implications, and risk management. The primary audience for Volume I is design professionals, officials, and those involved in the decision-making process. Includes full color photographs and illustrations. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Coastal Construction Manual
Volume 2   11/1/2013
by Federal Emergency Management Agency, U. S. Department of Homeland Security ISBN: 9781782665281 ISBN-13: 9781782665281
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Coastal Construction Manual With full color photographs and illustrations, The 2011 Coastal Construction Manual, Fourth Edition (FEMA P-55), is a two-volume publication that provides a comprehensive approach to planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining homes in the coastal environment. The primary audience for this book (Volume II) is the design professional who is familiar with building codes and standards and has a basic understanding of engineering principles. Volume II is not a standalone reference for designing homes in the coastal environment. The designer should have access to and be familiar with the building codes and standards that are discussed in Volume II and listed in the reference section at the end of each chapter. The designer should also have access to the building codes and standards that have been adopted by the local jurisdiction if they di?er from the standards and codes that are cited in Volume II. If the local jurisdiction having authority has not adopted a building code, the most recent code should be used. Engineering judgment is sometimes necessary, but designers should not make decisions that will result in a design that does not meet locally adopted building codes. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Inventory of Coastal Engineering Projects in Coastal National Parks
10/8/2013
by National Park Service ISBN: 9781492894711 ISBN-13: 9781492894711
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Inventory of Coastal Engineering Projects in Coastal National Parks The purpose of the NPS Coastal Engineering Inventory is to help the NPS define the extent of human-altered coastal areas in the National Park System. This, in turn, will help the NPS understand its resources, establish baselines, develop desired future conditions, balance the protection of historic resources and infrastructure with the preservation of natural systems, and improve post-storm response. All of these actions will improve the ability of the NPS to manage coastal park units in accordance with NPS policies. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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International Compendium of Coastal Engineering
9/28/2013
by Shinji Sato (Editor), Masahiko Isobe (Editor) ISBN: 9789814449427 ISBN-13: 9789814449427
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International Compendium of Coastal Engineering The aim of this book is to provide comprehensive knowledge of coastal engineering from basic theory to engineering practice written by the most prominent authorities in the world. Each chapter deals with an important topic in coastal engineering such as random waves, tsunamis and beach erosion. The topics are of deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami, and others.
For proper management of coastal zones, a wide variety of knowledge is necessary. This book provides a basic understanding of theories of various phenomena in the coastal zone such as waves, tsunamis and sediment transport. It also introduces various engineering methods such as costal structures and beach nourishment. Finally, coastal zone management practices in the USA, Europe, and Japan are introduced.
Each chapter is self-standing and readers can begin from any topic depending on their concern. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Restoration of Coastal Dunes
2/28/2013
by M. Luisa Martinez (Editor), Juan B. Gallego-Fernandez (Editor), Patrick A. Hesp (Editor) ISBN: 9783642334443 ISBN-13: 9783642334443
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Restoration of Coastal Dunes The continuously growing human population along the world’s coasts will exacerbate the impact of human activities on all coastal environments. Restoration activities will therefore become increasingly important. In particular, sandy shores and coastal dunes will require significant restoration efforts because they are preferred sites for human settlement, industrial and urban development and tourism.
With this book experts in the field present a comprehensive review of restoration studies and activities, where ‘successful’ and ‘failed’ studies or approaches from around the world are contrasted and compared. A major asset the book provides is a compendium of studies showing that coastal dune restoration has many definitions and thus leads to many different actions.
This volume addresses those with an interest in conservation ecology and biology, coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, and coastal management who are seeking information on the different strategies for coastal dune restoration applied in different regions of the world. Finally, it will be a valuable resource for coastal scientists and planners, as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates and developers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Global Challenges in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
NOOK Book (eBook) Pages: 264; File size: 5 MB.   12/18/2012
by Erlend Moksness, Einar Dahl, Josianne Stottrup ISBN: 9781118496510 ISBN-13: 9781118496510
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Global Challenges in Integrated Coastal Zone Management Growing pressure from increasingly diverse human activities coupled with climate change impacts threaten the functional integrity of coastal ecosystems around the globe. A multi-disciplinary approach towards understanding drivers, pressures and impacts in the coastal zone requires effective integration of data and information in policy and management, combining expertise from nature and social science, to reach a balanced and sustainable development of the coastal zone. This important book comprises the proceedings of The International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, which took place in Arendal, Norway between 3-7 July 2011. The main objective of the Symposium was to present current knowledge and to address issues on advice and management related to the coastal zone. The major themes of papers included in this book are:
* Coastal habitats and ecosystem services
* Adaptation/mitigation to change in coastal systems
* Coastal governance
* Linking science and management

Comprising a huge wealth of information, this timely and well-edited volume is essential reading for all those involved in coastal zone management around the globe. All libraries in research establishments and universities where marine, aquatic and environmental sciences, and fisheries and aquatic sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this important volume on their shelves. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Experimental Study of Coastal Structure Reflection
7/9/2012
by Antonella Colucci, Leonardo Damiani ISBN: 9783659139994 ISBN-13: 9783659139994
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Experimental Study of Coastal Structure Reflection This book presents an experimental study on wave reflection on coastal structures and current state of the art anti-reflective designs of breakwaters. In particular, this book shows the results from an experimental study on a new low-reflectivity quay wall caisson based on the MUCAR patent. The original idea of a multi-cell circuit scheme consisting of connecting caisson cells in two different directions to create circuits of appropriate length to optimize the given response to low-frequency incident waves was considered. Results from twelve 1/35 scale physical model tests, carried out at the Ports and Coasts Laboratory of the Polytechnic of Valencia, show the relationship observed between experimental coefficients of reflection (CR) and the structural and wave conditions for a variety of Mediterranean and Atlantic sea conditions. Experimental findings confirm that the new low-reflectivity quay wall caisson can be designed to be especially efficient for a given spectral bandwidth, including very-low-frequency waves.
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Integrated Planning and Management of Natural Resources: A Guide to Writing Sustainable Development Plans for Tropical Coastal Areas
NOOK Book   7/18/2012
by Dwight Watson ISBN: 2940014967211 ISBN-13: 2940014967211
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Integrated Planning and Management of Natural Resources: A Guide to Writing Sustainable Development Plans for Tropical Coastal Areas Integrated coastal zone management is a process of good governance that guides decision-making on the equitable allocation and sustainable use of natural resources. Integrated Planning and Management of Natural Resources describes systematic planning procedures for writing a hierarchy of strategic, zoning, management, and action plans. These plans can be adapted to any coastal management area in order to realize the social, economic, and environmental benefits that can be derived from spatially allocating, developing, and regulating the use of its diverse natural resources. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Coastal and Ocean Engineering Practice
May 2012
by Young C Kim ISBN: 9814360562 ISBN-13: 9789814360562
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Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice
February 2012
by Dominic Reeve , Andrew Chadwick , Christopher Fleming ISBN: 0415583535 ISBN-13: 9780415583534
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Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice Historically, much harm has been done by well-meaning coastal engineering attempts, which seemed like good ideas on paper but which failed to allow for practical issues. For this reason, it is vital that theories and models are well grounded in practice. This second edition brings the models and examples of practice up to date. It has expanded coverage of tsunamis and generating energy from waves to focus both on the great dangers and the great opportunities which the ocean presents to the coastal zone. With an emphasis on practice and detailed modelling, this is a thorough introduction to all aspects of coastal processes, morphology and design of coastal defences. It describes numerous case studies to illustrate the successful application of mathematical modelling to real world practice. A must-have book for engineering students looking to specialize in coastal engineering and management. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Alliance for Coastal Technologies
7/2/2012
by Aeron Charline ISBN: 9786201626515 ISBN-13: 9786201626515
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Alliance for Coastal Technologies Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Established in 2000, the Alliance for Coastal Technologies is a NOAA-funded partnership of research institutions, resource managers, and private sector companies dedicated to fostering the development and adoption of effective and reliable sensors and platforms. ACT is committed to providing the information required to select the most appropriate tools for studying and monitoring coastal environments. Priorities include transitioning emerging technologies to operational use rapidly and effectively; maintaining a dialogue among technology users, developers, and providers; identifying technology needs and novel technologies; documenting technology performance and potential; and providing the Integrated Ocean Observing System with information required for the deployment of reliable and cost-effective networks.
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Coastal Engineering Manual: Overview And Coastal Hydrodynamics
NOOK Book   11/9/2011
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ISBN: 9781257179848 ISBN-13: 9781257179848
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Coastal Engineering Manual: Overview And Coastal Hydrodynamics The Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) provides a single, comprehensive technical document that incorporates tools and procedures to plan, design, construct, and maintain coastal projects. This engineering manual will include the basic principles of coastal processes, methods for computing coastal planning and design parameters, and guidance on how to formulate and conduct studies in support of coastal flooding, shore protection, and navigation projects. Topics in this volume include an introduction to coastal engineering, coastal diversity, history of coastal engineering, meteorology and wave climate, estimation of nearshore waves, surf zone, hydrodynamics, water levels and long waves, hydrodynamics of tidal inlets, harbor hydrodynamics, and hydrodynamic analysis and design conditions. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Sea Level Rise, Coastal Engineering, Shorelines and Tides
7/1/2011
by Linda L. Wright ISBN: 9781617286551 ISBN-13: 9781617286551
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Sea Level Rise, Coastal Engineering, Shorelines and Tides Current sea level rise is due significantly to global warming, which will increase sea level over the coming century and longer periods. Increasing temperatures result in sea level rise by the thermal expansion of water and through the addition of water to the oceans from the melting of continental ice sheets. Values for predicted sea level rise over the course of this century typically range from 90 to 880 mm. This new book presents research data on sea level rise, coastal engineering, shorelines and tides, including the tides and topography of the Strait of Gibraltar; tidal energy use for the future and sea level variation along the Estonian coast of the Baltic Sea. Also discussed herein is the potential impacts of sea-level rise on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts and coastal management of shorelines in Colombia, South America. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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A Guide to Modelling Coastal Morphology
April 2011
by J. A. Roelvink, A. J. H. M. Reniers ISBN: 9814304255 ISBN-13: 9789814304252
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Seascapes: Getting to Know the Sea around Us
NOOK Book   6/2/2011
by Jennifer Atkinson, Peter Taylor ISBN: 9781257252206 ISBN-13: 9781257252206
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Seascapes: Getting to Know the Sea around Us Seascapes is for anyone who ever wanted to learn more about their marine environment by getting their hands wet. It answers the basic questions about how to carry out marine area characterization studies, what information is needed, how should findings be communicated, and much more. Although written for the Gulf of Maine region, its content is applicable to similar environments. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology
2nd Edition   12/1/2011
by Gerd Masselink, Michael Hughes, Jasper Knight ISBN: 9781444122404 ISBN-13: 9781444122404
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An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology "This book presents the full range of coastal processes and environments, providing a comprehensive yet detailed insight into how coasts work, including the impact of climate change. Written by leaders in the field, it is a must for all students of the coast." -- Professor Andrew Short, University of Sydney The world's coastlines represent a vast range of dynamic environments, processes and landforms. Heavily settled and intensely used, coasts are of enormous importance to humans. Understanding how they are shaped and why they change is crucial to our future.
Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology examines coastal systems through the processes and landforms that are found in major coastal environments worldwide. The major factors controlling coastal morphodynamic behaviour are considered, including sea level, tides, waves and sediment properties and the book explores the impact of these factors on the behaviour of deltas, estuaries, beaches and barriers, sand dunes, and rocky and coral coastlines.
This second edition now includes:

*New in-depth case studies from around the world which help put theory into practice
*New chapters on coasts and climate, and coasts of the future
*New support for student learning, with formative revision questions
This edition is accompanied by additional resources online at www.hodderplus.com/geography. Online materials include:
*For students: MP3 files that give answers to the chapters' formative questions, worked examples of equations, expanded case studies, interactive multiple-choice questions
*For lecturers: free download of figures and photographs for use in your own presentations
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Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies
December 2010
by J.D. Milliman (Editor), B.U. Haq (Editor) ISBN: 9048146720 ISBN-13: 9789048146727
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Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies Greenhouse-induced climate warming increasingly appears to be a reality, and the warming climate will be accompanied by an accelerated sea level rise - as much as 60-100 cm over the next century. What is commonly absent in the discussion of rising sea level, however, is the role played by the subsidence of low-lying coastal areas, which can have a far greater local effect than the eustatic rise of the sea. The combined sea-level rise and land subsidence will almost certainly make the greatest impact on coastal societies in the densely populated regions of southern Asia, but its effects will be felt globally. This volume explores the concepts of sea-level rise and coastal subsidence, both natural and anthropogenically accelerated, in the form of a series of case studies in such diverse locations as Bangkok, Bangladesh, Venice, and the Niger and Mississippi deltas, as well as a discussion of the economic, engineering and policy responses that must be considered if the effects of local sea-level rise are to be mitigated.
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Basic Coastal Engineering
3rd Edition   October 2010
by Robert M. Sorensen ISBN: 1441936106 ISBN-13: 9781441936103
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Basic Coastal Engineering Basic Coastal Engineering, 3rd Edition offers the basics on monochromatic and spectral surface wave mechanics, coastal water level variations, coastal structures and coastal sedimentary processes. It also provides the necessary background from which the reader can pursue a more advanced study of the various theoretical and applied aspects of coastal hydrodynamics and design. This classic text offers senior and beginning post-graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or the physical and environmental sciences a well-rounded introduction to coastal engineering. Engineers and physical scientists who have not had the opportunity for formal study in coastal engineering, but would like to become familiar with the subject, will also benefit from this timely resource. New material covered in this third edition includes: Material on coastal processes including beach equilibrium profiles, beach profile closure depth, mechanisms causing beach profile change, and the characteristics and design of coastal entrances. Material on the design of stone mound structures including low-crested breakwaters, sensitivity of the Hudson equation for rubble mound structure design, armor stone specification and the economic implications of design wave selection. Material on surface waves including vessel-generated waves, refraction and diffraction of directional wave spectra and design wave selection examples. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management
2nd Edition   May 2010
by J. William Kamphuis ISBN: 9812834850 ISBN-13: 9789812834850
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Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management "This book is based on the author's 34 years of experience as a teacher/researcher of coastal engineering and management and on recent reflections on newly relevant issues, such as consequences of failure, impacts of rising sea levels, aging infrastructure, real estate development, and contemporary decision making, design and education." "This textbook for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and practicing engineers covers waves, structures, sediment movement, coastal management, and contemporary coastal design and decision making, presenting both basic principles and engineering solution. It discusses the traditional methods of analysis and synthesis (design), but also contemporary design taking into account environmental impacts, consequences of failure, and current concerns such as global warming, aging infrastructure, working with stakeholder groups, regulators, etc." This second edition expands greatly on the topics of failure and resilience that surfaced as a result of recent disasters from hurricane surges and tsunamis. It updates the discussion of design and decision making in the 21st century, with many new examples presented. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Random Seas and Design of Maritime Structures
3rd Edition   June 2010
by Yoshimi Goda ISBN: 9814282405 ISBN-13: 9789814282406
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Random Seas and Design of Maritime Structures This book discusses coastal defense measures, which have not improved in the past few decades, and better alternatives. It emphasizes the existence of stable bays in coastal geomorphology and their use in coastal stabilization. The conventional measures for saving beaches, such as seawalls, groins, offshore breakwaters, and renourishment, are discussed in detail, followed by an alternative known as headland control. Many types of coast, and the respective defense measures, are discussed, especially for eroding beaches downcoast of harbors with long breakwaters. The formation of offshore bars during storms is examined and the design of stable recreational breaches is demonstrated. Practical design problems are discussed in all cases. Many issues requiring attention in coastal engineering are also outlined. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Modelling for Coastal Hydraulics and Engineering
Format: NOOK Book (eBook) , 240pp, File Size: 2873 KB   January 2010
by K.W. Chau ISBN: 0203884760 ISBN-13: 9780203884768
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Modelling for Coastal Hydraulics and Engineering Mechanistic models are often employed to simulate processes in coastal environments. However, these predictive tools are highly specialized, involve certain assumptions and limitations, and can be manipulated only by experienced engineers who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles. This results in significant constraints on their manipulation as well as large gaps in understanding and expectations between the developers and users of a model.
Recent advancements in soft computing technologies make it possible to integrate machine learning capabilities into numerical modelling systems in order to bridge the gaps and lessen the demands on human experts. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in conventional coastal modelling as well as in the increasingly popular integration of various artificial intelligence technologies into coastal modelling. Conventional hydrodynamic and water quality modelling techniques comprise finite difference and finite element methods. The novel algorithms and methods include knowledge-based systems, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy inference systems.
Different soft computing methods contribute towards accurate and reliable prediction of coastal processes. Combining these techniques and harnessing their benefits has the potential to make extremely powerful modelling tools. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies
November 2009
by D.R. Green (Editor) ISBN: 1402097190 ISBN-13: 9781402097195
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Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies This international collection of papers represents a selected and up-to-date overview of some of the main areas of research into the application of the geospatial technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, digital mapping, global positioning systems (GPS), databases, Internet technology, and mobile field-data collection and mapping, to coastal and marine environments around the World. Aimed at the researcher, editor, practitioner and student, this volume seeks to expand the available literature in a rapidly expanding and evolving area, namely the coastal and marine environment. The book comes at a time when there is growing concern about global warming, climate change, and sea level rise, all of which will have an impact upon coastal areas. These geospatial technologies offer the possibility to gather unique environmental data to study the coast, to process the data into information, to visualise data and landscapes, to gather data in the field, and to involve stakeholders in coastal management amongst other things. Considerable potential now exists to raise awareness, to educate and to embrace these technologies as one way to promote greater knowledge and understanding of our marine and coastal environments.
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Risk and Reliability: Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering
August 2009
by Dominic Reeve ISBN: 0415467551 ISBN-13: 9780415467551
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Risk and Reliability: Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering Risk and Reliability: Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering sets out the methods which are increasingly being required by Government Agencies for river and sea defence design and flood defence system management. And it shows how to describe uncertainty in the performance of flood and erosion defences. It introduces the key statistical concepts required for the implementation of a reliability analysis, and the analytical and the numerical methods are each described with worked examples. Example applications of the methods are given to illustrate their advantages and limitations, together with case studies drawn from the author's experience of academia and consultancy. It draws together scattered material and provides coastal and hydraulic engineers with an accessible entry to reliability analysis and thence to the cutting-edge literature. This book suits advanced undergraduates and MSc students of flood and coastal defence. It also serves as a helpful source of information for consultants, practitioners and academics. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Nonlinear Waves and Offshore Structures
May 2008
by Cheung Hun Kim ISBN: 9810248857 ISBN-13: 9789810248857
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Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures
Revised Edition   September 2006
by B Mutlu Sumer, Fredsoe Jorgen ISBN: 9812700390 ISBN-13: 9789812700391
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Hydrodynamics Around Cylindrical Structures This book discusses the subject of wave/current flow around a cylinder, the forces induced on the cylinder by the flow, and the vibration pattern of slender structures in a marine environment. The primary aim of the book is to describe the flow pattern and the resulting load which develops when waves or current meet a cylinder. Special attention is paid to circular cylinder. The development in the forces is related to the various flow patterns and is discussed in detail. Regular as well as irregular waves are considered, and special cases like wall proximities (pipelines) are also investigated. Key Features: Discusses hydrodynamic loading on cylindrical structures in the marine environment, Includes extensive discussions on flow-induced vibrations, Special focus on marine pipelines. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Oceanographical Engineering
January 2006
by Robert L. Wiegel ISBN: 048644600X ISBN-13: 9780486446004
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Oceanographical Engineering Valuable both as a graduate-level text and as a reference for engineers and scientists, the classic features descriptive and mathematical sections, supplemented by hundreds of drawings and photographs. 1964 edition. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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High Resolution Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries
September 2005
by Duncan M. Fitzgerald (Editor), Jasper Knight (Editor) ISBN: 1402032951 ISBN-13: 9781402032950
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High Resolution Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries This collection of papers offers a new approach to nearshore and estuary studies, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary techniques and data integration. The important results of these studies are accompanied by full color images.
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Coastal Planning and Management
2nd Edition    February 2005
by Robert Kay, Jacqueline Alder ISBN: 0415317738 ISBN-13: 9780415317733
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Coastal Planning and Management The first comprehensive tool-kit for coastal planners and those aiming to achieve effective coastal management worldwide. Coastal Planning and Management provides a link between planning and management tools and thus includes all stages in the process, from development through evaluation to implementation. Drawing on examples of successful coastal planning and management from around the world, the authors provide clear and practical guidelines for the people who make daily decisions about the world's coastlines. Coastal Planning and Management is an invaluable resource for professionals in environmental and planning consultancies, international organizations and governmental departments, as well as for academics and researchers in the local and international fields of geography, marine and environmental science, marine and coastal engineering and marine policy and planning.
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River Hydraulics
December 2004
by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers ISBN: 1410218694 ISBN-13: 9781410218698
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River Hydraulics This manual presents the techniques and procedures that are used to investigate and resolve river engineering and analysis issues and the associated data requirements. It also provides guidance for the selection of appropriate methods to be used for planning and conducting the studies. Documented herein are past experiences that provide valuable information for detecting and avoiding problems in planning, performing, and reporting future studies. The resolution of river hydraulics issues always requires prediction of one or more flow parameters; be it stage (i.e., water surface elevation), velocity, or rate of sediment transport. This manual presents pragmatic methods for obtaining data and performing the necessary computations; it also provides guidance for determining the components of various types of studies. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications
March 2004
by Robert G. Dean ISBN: 0521602750 ISBN-13: 9780521602754
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Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications Text on coastal engineering and oceanography covering theory and applications intended to mitigate shoreline erosion.
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Waves in Fluids
1st Edition   November 2001
by James Lighthill ISBN: 0521010454 ISBN-13: 9780521010450
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Waves in Fluids This comprehensive text describes the science of waves in fluids.
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Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes
2nd Edition   March 2000
by Open University, John Wright ISBN: 0750642815 ISBN-13: 9780750642811
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Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume belongs to the Open University series on oceanography. It is designed so that it can be read on its own or studied as part of the Open University third-level course, S330 Oceanography. The book begins by describing the characteristics of waves and tides, and their behaviour in shallow water. After outlining the sources of sediment supply to the oceans, some theoretical aspects of sediment movement and deposition by currents are considered. After looking at wave action in the littoral zone, the interplay of tidal currents, river flow and wave action in estuaries and deltas are explored. The final chapter provides an overview of shelf processes. This is a vital book for all oceanography undergraduate students worldwide. Easy to use question and answer format Full colour illustrations throughout 35-40% revised and extended from 1st edition. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Linear And Nonlinear Waves
June 1999
by Whitham, Gerald B. Whitham ISBN: 0471359424 ISBN-13: 9780471359425
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Linear And Nonlinear Waves Now in an accessible paperback edition, this classic work is just as relevant as when it first appeared in 1974, due to the increased use of nonlinear waves. It covers the behavior of waves in two parts, with the first part addressing hyperbolic waves and the second addressing dispersive waves. The mathematical principles are presented along with examples of specific cases in communications and specific physical fields, including flood waves in rivers, waves in glaciers, traffic flow, sonic booms, blast waves, and ocean waves from storms. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Water Bioengineering Techniques: For Watercourse Bank and Shoreline Protection
January 1997
by H. M. Schiechtl, R. Stern ISBN: 0632040661 ISBN-13: 9780632040667
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Water Bioengineering Techniques: For Watercourse Bank and Shoreline Protection Water and ground bioengineering techniques combine the expertise of civil engineers, landscape architects, botanists and ecologists, and increasingly are being used to protect and restore the natural environment. This practical handbook shows how vegetation can be used for the protection, stabilisation and ecological enhancement of riverbanks and shores. It covers a range of techniques from wholly vegetative 'soft' techniques to 'semi-hard' or composite structures with vegetative inclusions. A chapter on bioengineering techniques in earth dam and floodbank construction is also included. Together with its companion book, Ground Bioengineering Techniques, this handbook on water bioengineering provides a rare opportunity to gain insight into the approach of its chief proponents--Professor H.M. Schiechtl and his colleague, Dr R. Stern--in the use of vegetation for the engineering and ecological and visual enhancement of waterways and shorelines. Water Bioengineering Techniques will be of interest to geotechnical engineers, botanists, ecologists and to those concerned with landscape planning, land and catchment management. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography
October 1996
by George L. Mellor (Editor) ISBN: 1563962101 ISBN-13: 9781563962103
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Introduction to Physical Oceanography Written by a renowned fluid dynamicist specializing in computational methods (particularly in turbulence), this introductory text addresses the subject of dynamic oceanography from a mathematical approach. The book begins with the basic equations of motion in integral form and covers such essential topics as geostropic flow, barotropic and baroclinic ocean circulations, vorticity, and the astronomical tides. Among the many appendices is one on the method of Matched Asymptotic Expansions as applied to the Gulf Stream the most modern and systematic way of looking at boundary layer problems. Problems are included at the end of each chapter. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Ocean Surface Waves: Their Physics and Prediction
February 1996
by Stanislaw R. Massel ISBN: 9810221096 ISBN-13: 9789810221096
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Water Waves: The Mathematical Theory with Applications
January 1992
by James J. Stoker ISBN: 0471570346 ISBN-13: 9780471570349
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Water Waves: The Mathematical Theory with Applications Offers an integrated account of the mathematical hypothesis of wave motion in liquids with a free surface, subjected to gravitational and other forces. Uses both potential and linear wave equation theories, together with applications such as the Laplace and Fourier transform methods, conformal mapping and complex variable techniques in general or integral equations, methods employing a Green's function. Coverage includes fundamental hydrodynamics, waves on sloping beaches, problems involving waves in shallow water, the motion of ships and much more. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Vol. 2
Vol. 2   January 1991
by Robert G. Dean, Robert A. Dalrymple ISBN: 9810204213 ISBN-13: 9789810204211
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Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Vol. 2 An introduction to classical water wave theory for college seniors or first-year graduate students.
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An Introduction to Coastal Geomorphology
January 1984
by John S. Pethick ISBN: 0713163917 ISBN-13: 9780713163919
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