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Coastal Environments and Global Change

Coastal Environments and Global Change Author Gerd Masselink
ISBN-10 9781118825105
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 448
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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



Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management Author Darius Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781351722308
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 444
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Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management provides a timely and valuable assessment of the current state of the art geoinformatics tools and methods for the management of marine systems. This book focuses on the cutting-edge coverage of a wide spectrum of activities and topics such as GIS-based application of drainage basin analysis, contribution of ontology to marine management, geoinformatics in relation to fisheries management, hydrography, indigenous knowledge systems, and marine law enforcement. The authors present a comprehensive overview of the field of Geoinformatic Applications in Marine Management covering key issues and debates with specific case studies illustrating real-world applications of the GIS technology. This "box of tools" serves as a long-term resource for coastal zone managers, professionals, practitioners, and students alike on the management of oceans and the coastal fringe, promoting the approach of allowing sustainable and integrated use of oceans to maximize opportunities while keeping risks and hazards to a minimum.



Climate Change 2014 Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability Part A Global and Sectoral Aspects Volume 1 Global and Sectoral Aspects

Climate Change 2014     Impacts  Adaptation and Vulnerability  Part A  Global and Sectoral Aspects  Volume 1  Global and Sectoral Aspects Author Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISBN-10 9781316240342
Release 2014-12-29
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.



Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change

Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change Author Patrick Prouzet
ISBN-10 9781848217034
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 242
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This volume provides various examples and dimensions, chemical, biological, climatic, or related to extreme (hazards). It describes, by reciprocity, the vulnerability of ecosystems, resources, heritage, human health and, consequently, economic and social sectors. it considers climate scenarios and socio-economic status indicators research, design strategies and patterns of adaptation, development of innovative monitoring systems, analysis of perceptions of major hazards and valuation of ecosystem services.



Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation

Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation Author Jean P. Palutikof
ISBN-10 9781118845035
Release 2014-10-27
Pages 496
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The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptation practices through a series of case studies. It presents important evidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, the coastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems, indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. In addition to 38 case studies across these sectors, the book contains horizon-scoping essays from international experts in adaptation research, including Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck, Bill Solecki, and Gary Yohe. Australia’s social-ecological systems have a long history of adapting to climate variability and change, and in recent decades has been a world-leader in implementing and researching adaptation, making this book of universal relevance to all those working to adapt our environment and societies to climate change.



The second International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment

The second International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment Author Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey). Civil Engineering Dept
ISBN-10 9754290881
Release 1995
Pages 1997
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Handbook of Sea Level Research

Handbook of Sea Level Research Author Ian Shennan
ISBN-10 9781118452585
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 600
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"This book will cover all aspects of modern sea-level studies, with a focus on the most robust scientific approaches and techniques"--



Deserts and Desert Environments

Deserts and Desert Environments Author Julie J Laity
ISBN-10 9781444300741
Release 2009-01-28
Pages 360
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Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components. Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and aeolian processes Offers an accessible introduction to the physical, biological, temporal, and human components of drylands Investigates the nature, environmental requirements, and essential geomorphic roles of plants and animals in this stressful biological environment Highlights the impact of human population growth on climate, desertification, water resources, and dust storm activity Includes an examination of surface/atmosphere interactions and the impact of ENSO events.



Design for Flooding

Design for Flooding Author Donald Watson
ISBN-10 0470890029
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 320
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“Design for Flooding contains considerable useful information for practitioners and students. Watson and Adams fill the void for new thinking…and they advance our ability to create more sustainable, regenerative, and resilient places.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine



Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment

Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment Author Duncan F. M. McGregor
ISBN-10 0471955116
Release 1995-06-20
Pages 356
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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment Edited by Duncan F. M. McGregor and Donald A. Thompson Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment highlights the practical application of geography to environmental management, through examination of the ways in which geomorphology is relevant to, and contributes to, proper management of land resources. Increasingly, effective land use is seen as dependent on the integration of geomorphological principles and practice within the decision-making process. The book elucidates the environmental effects of land management practices in terms of the geomorphological systems in which they take place and in the context of an environment subject to uncertainty and change. It critically reviews the progress of ‘applied geomorphology’ in addressing the issues of practical applicability of geomorphology, and then focuses on four major themes within this interaction: ground instability and land management; the effect of land use on the hydrological and erosional response of geomorphological systems; modelling geomorphological response to environmental change; and geomorphological aspects of the management of environmental risk. By integrating a wide range of case studies from the developed and the developing world, the book offers a distinctive insight into the range and utility of geomorphological research, and pointers for environmental planners and decision makers at all levels.



Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Resource Systems

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Resource Systems Author Kenneth D. Frederick
ISBN-10 9789401102070
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 219
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This volume characterizes the current state of natural science and socioeconomic modeling of the impacts of climate change and current climate variability on forests, grasslands, and water. It identifies what can be done currently with impact assessments and suggests how to undertake such assessments. Impediments to linking biophysical and socioeconomic models into integrated assessments for policy purposes are identified, and recommendations for future research activities to improve the state of the art and remove these impediments to model integration are provided. This book is for natural and social scientists with an interest in the impacts of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their socioeconomic impacts, and policy makers interested in understanding the status of current assessment capabilities and in identifying priority areas for future research.



Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation Author André Monaco
ISBN-10 9781848217041
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 290
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The vulnerability of socio -ecosystem combines the probability of exposure to natural or anthropogenic pressure, sensitivity and resilience. This book presents a systemic view of the diversity of pressures and impacts produced by climate change and human actions. Erosion of biodiversity by changing ocean chemistry, the intensification of global change raises the problem of the adaptation of living resources.



Directions in European coastal management

Directions in European coastal management Author M. G. Healy
ISBN-10 UVA:35007001566797
Release 1995
Pages 556
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Environmental Problems Of Coastal Areas In India

Environmental Problems Of Coastal Areas In India Author Vinod Kumar Sharma
ISBN-10 8185040346
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 287
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Road from Kyoto

Road from Kyoto Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01703521R
Release 1999
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Road from Kyoto The Kyoto Protocol s impacts on U S energy markets and economic activity

Road from Kyoto  The Kyoto Protocol s impacts on U S  energy markets and economic activity Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
ISBN-10 PSU:000043052868
Release 1999
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Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Latin America

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Latin America Author Annie Hareau
ISBN-10 CHI:61307033
Release 1997
Pages 155
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