By Simon K. Haslett
Coastal Systems bargains a concise creation to the approaches, landforms, ecosystems, and administration of coasts. each one bankruptcy is illustrated and contains topical case stories from worldwide reminiscent of: * Tsunami's in Papua New Guinea * cliff cave in in Southern England * the good Barrier Reef * the Indian 'Super Cyclone' of 1999 * the impression of improvement within the Florida Keys. Introductory chapters identify the significance of coasts and clarify how they're studied inside a process framework. next chapters discover the position of waves, rivers and sea point alterations in coastal evolution. the ultimate bankruptcy reports the human pressures and administration of coastal structures.
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3 Erosional coasts The input of energy, whether derived from solar, seismic or cosmic sources, into a coastal system via waves constitutes one of the main forces driving physical coastal processes. When considering coastal processes and resultant landforms, it is logical to begin with erosional processes and landforms, as it is erosion that is largely responsible for providing sediment for depositional processes, and in this way depositional coastal systems are to a significant extent dependent on mass input from erosional systems.
This modification process allows waves to enter into areas perceived to be protected, such as the lee-side of islands, behind breakwaters and within harbours. Island shadow zones are often characterised by choppy wave conditions as waves diffract in from both sides of the island, sometimes creating conditions more hazardous to sailors than exposed coasts, and makes island-hopping quite uncomfortable for those without sea-legs! Also, harbours and breakwaters should be designed to minimise diffraction by aligning structures parallel to the fetch direction, as far as is possible, to protect valuable water-craft and sea-side buildings from storm-wave attack.
1997. Scientific American Library, New York, 233pp. A concise introduction to the physical development of coastlines. Coastal systems: definitions, energy and classification • 17 Dynamics of Coastal Systems. J. Dronkers. 2005. World Scientific, Singapore, 519pp. An advanced text in ocean engineering aspects of coastal systems. The periodicals Journal of Coastal Research, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Shore and Beach, Journal of Coastal Conservation, Marine Geology and others should be consulted regularly for individual research papers, themed sections, and special issues devoted to particular topics.