Measuring and Understanding Coastal Processes

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Marine Board,Committee on Coastal Engineering Measurement Systems

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309041295

Category: Science

Page: 130

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Much of the U.S. coastline is rapidly changing--mostly eroding. That fact places increasing pressure on the planners and managers responsible for coastal development and protection, and could have a direct effect on many of the 125 million Americans living within 50 miles of the coast who rely on its resources and beaches for their livelihood or recreation. Although rapid advances have been made in the measurement systems needed to understand and describe the forces and changes at work in the surf-zone environment, their potential for allowing more accurate and reliable planning and engineering responses has not been fully realized. This book assesses coastal data needs, instrumentation, and analyses, and recommends areas in which more information or better instrumentation is needed.

Coastal Processes

Concepts in Coastal Engineering and Their Applications to Multifarious Environments

Author: Tomoya Shibayama

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812813950

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 215

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Features concepts in coastal engineering and their application to coastal processes and disaster prevention works. This title describes basic concepts of coastal engineering, dealing mainly with wave-induced physical problems. It consists of the author's results of 30 years' scientific research on the progress of coastal sediment transport study.

Engineering Response to Climate Change, Second Edition

Author: Robert G. Watts

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439888469

Category: Science

Page: 520

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A clear, concise discussion of today’s hottest topics in climate change, including adapting to climate change and geo-engineering to mitigate the effects of change, Engineering Response to Climate Change, Second Edition takes on the tough questions of what to do and offers real solutions to the practical problems caused by radical changes in the Earth’s climate. From energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions reduction, to climate-altering technologies, this new edition explores the latest concerns such as acidification of the ocean, energy efficiency, transportation, space solar power, and future and emerging possibilities. The editors set the stage by discussing the separate issues of the emissions of radiatively important atmospheric constituents, energy demand, energy supply, agriculture, water resources, coastal hazards, adaption strategies, and geo-engineering. They explain the difference between the natural and human drivers of climate change and describe how humans have influenced the global climate during past decades. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions, calculations, and possible research topics. See What’s in the Second Edition: New conceptual tools and research necessary for problems associated with fossil fuels Cutting-edge topics such as adaption and geo-engineering The latest concerns such as acidification of the ocean, energy efficiency, transportation, and space solar power Solutions to problems caused by changes in the Earth’s climate So much has changed in the 15 years since the publication of the first edition, that this is, in effect, a completely new book. However, the general theme is the same: the climate energy problem has become largely an engineering problem. With this in mind, the book explores what engineers can do to prevent, mitigate, or adapt to climate change.

Coastal Engineering

Processes, Theory and Design Practice

Author: Dominic Reeve,Andrew Chadwick,Christopher Fleming

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203647351

Category: Science

Page: 496

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The United Nations estimate that by 2004, in excess of 75% of the world's population will live within the coastal zone. These regions are therefore of critical importance to a majority of the world's citizens. The coastal zone provides important economic, transport, residential and recreational functions, all of which depend upon its physical characteristics, appealing landscape, cultural heritage, natural resources and rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity. This resource is thus the foundation for the well being and economic viability of present and future generations of coastal zone residents The pressure on coastal environments is also being exacerbated by rapid changes in global climate. The value of the coastal zone to humanity, and the enormous pressure on it, provide strong incentives for a greater scientific understanding which can ensure effective coastal engineering practice and efficient and sustainable management. Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice is the only book providing a thorough introduction to all aspects of coastal processes, morphology and design of coastal defences. The use of detailed and state-of-the art modelling techniques are an important theme of this book, and there are numerous case studies showing actual examples where mathematical modelling has been applied through engineering judgement. With thorough coverage of the theory, and practical demonstration of the applications, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice is a must have for all students and engineers working in coastal management and engineering. .

Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963746

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2526

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Issues in Mechanical Engineering / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Mechanical Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Mechanical Engineering in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Coastal Erosion Responses for Alaska

Workshop Proceedings

Author: Orson P. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 71

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While shoreline construction in Alaska is young and unproven, Alaskans can learn from tribulations in other parts of the world. In this book, ten articles by coastal engineering experts address coastal processes and trends that drive shoreline retreat and coastal erosion. Topics include non-structural coastal zone management, successfully proven constructed responses, and limitations of constructed works. Coastal managers will find the information useful in making wise decisions regarding coastal erosion responses for Alaska.

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Author: Maurice Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038801

Category: Science

Page: 1213

View: 1950

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.

Annual report

Author: United States. Great Lakes Basin Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Coastal Processes Study of the Oceanside, California, Littoral Cell

Final Report

Author: Lyndell Z. Hales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Beach erosion

Page: 350

View: 2399

Persistent and devastating erosion of the beaches south of the Oceanside, California, Harbor and Del Mar Boat Basin, with an accompanying accretion of sand in the harbor and entrance channel, has been a continuing critical problem since the construction of the Del Mar Boat Basin and the protective breakwaters. In order to eliminate these problems, certain engineering works of improvement have been proposed, among which are additional breakwater systems, beach fill, and sand by-passing procedures. Congress has accepted Federal responsibility for erosion control at Oceanside, based on the opinion that the longshore littoral transport of material in the surf zone has a net southerly direction. Because of conflicting conclusions regarding both the volume and direction of transport, the U.S. Army Engineer District, Los Angeles, requested that the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) perform an independent analysis using the latest ocean wave statistical data as input to ascertain quantitatively the rate of longshore transport in this region. It was determined that approximately 800,000 cu yd gross, 1,200,000 cu yd gross, and 1,900,000 cu yd gross of material are moving at Las Flores, Oceanside, and Encinitas, respectively, on an annual average basis. Also, an estimated 100,000 cu yd net of littoral material is moving southerly past Oceanside, California, on an annual average basis, with the net volume increasing in a southerly direction south of the vicinity of Oceanside. (Author).

Modelling and Monitoring of Coastal Marine Processes

Author: Raj C. Murthy,P.C. Sinha,Y.R. Rao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402083273

Category: Science

Page: 246

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Although numerous books have been written on both monitoring and modelling of coastal oceans, there is a practical need for an introductory multi-disciplinary volume to non-specialists in this field. The articles commisioned for this book, organized into four major themes, are written by experts in their disciplines while the text is intended for scientists who do not have extensive training in marine sciences and coastal zone management. As such, the articles in this monograph can be a valuable reference for practicing professionals. The first section introduces the complex physical processes with main emphasis on waste disposal in the coastal ocean. Following this, examples of instrumentation techniques that are commonly used for measuring different properties of oceans are discribed. Coastal and estuarine transport and dispersion modelling is introduced in the next section with examples from different parts of the world. The last section provides an overview of coastal disasters such as tropical cyclones, storm surges and oil spills.

Developments in Applied Artificial Intelligence

15th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering. Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2002, Cairns, Australia, June 17-20, 2002. Proceedings

Author: Tim Hendtlass,International conference on industrial and engineering applications of artificial intelligence and expert systems (15th : 2002 : Cairns, Qld.)

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540437819

Category: Computers

Page: 833

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2002, held in Cairns, Australia, in June 2002. The 79 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 150 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on neural computation, image and speech processing, evolutionary and genetic algorithms, autonomous agents, Internet applications, expert systems, AI applications, knowledge processing, model-based reasoning, and adaptive systems.

Coastal Sediments 2015

The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015

Author: Ping Wang,Julie D Rosati,Jun Cheng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981468998X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3000

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This Proceedings contains over 260 papers on cutting-edge research presented at the eighth international Symposium on Coastal Sediment Processes, held May 11 ? 15, 2015, in San Diego, California, USA. This technical specialty conference was devoted to promoting an interdisciplinary exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among researchers in the fields of coastal engineering, geology, oceanography, and related disciplines, with the theme of Understanding and Working with Nature. Focusing on the physical aspects of the sediment processes in various coastal environments, this Proceedings provides findings from the latest research and newest engineering applications. Sessions covered a wide range of topics including barrier islands, beaches, climate and sea level, cohesive and noncohesive sediments, coastal bluffs, coastal marsh, dredged sediments, inlet and navigation channels, regional sediment management, river deltas, shore protection, tsunamis, and vegetation-sediment interaction. Several special sessions included: Relevant science for changing coastlines: A Tribute to Gary Griggs; North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study and post-super-storm Sandy work; long-term coastal evolution; barrier islands of Louisiana; sea-level rise and super storms in a warming world; predicting decadal coastal geomorphic evolution; and contrasting Pacific coastal behavior with El Ni¤o Southern Oscillation (ENSO), are also featured. Contents:Keynote Addresses:Coastal Evolution and Human-Induced Sea-Level Rise: History and Prognosis (Robert J Nicholls)Addressing Local and Global Sediment Imbalances: Coastal Sediments as Rare Minerals (Dano Roelvink)Barrier Islands:Complex Responses of Barriers to Sea-Level Rise Emerging from a Model of Alongshore-Coupled Dynamic Profile Evolution (Andrew D Ashton & Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba)Deformation of an Isolated Offshore Sand Bar on Tidal Flat and Mergence with Beach Due to Waves (Toshiro San-Nami, Takaaki Uda, Shiho Miyahara & Masumi Serizawa)Beaches:Modeling Gravel Barrier Resilience During Storms with XBeach-G: The Role of Infiltration (Robert Mccall, Gerhard Masselink, Timothy Poate & Dano Roelvink)Numerical Investigation of Beach Profile Evolution Using a New Sediment Concentration Model (R Rahman, R Jayaratne, A E Tejada-Martinez & P Wang)Beach Changes Triggered by Imbalance of Longshore Sand Transport and Ground Subsidence on South Kujukuri Beach (Takaaki Uda, Ryoji Yoshida & Takahiro Todoroki)Climate and Sea Level:What Do We Do Now? (J William Kamphuis)A New Profile Fitting Approach to Estimating Beach Recession by Sea Level Rise (Wonchul Cho, Jong Sung Yoon, Dong Soo Hur & Jung L Lee)Coastal Bluffs:Evaluating Changes to Arctic Coastal Bluffs Using Repeat Aerial Photography and Structure-From-Motion Elevation Models (Ann E Gibbs, Matt Nolan & Bruce M Richmond)Puget Sound Feeder Bluff Mapping: Compiling and Completing a Sound-Wide Geomorphic Dataset (Andrea Maclennan, Jim Johannessen & Hugh Shipman)Coastal Marsh and Vegetation:Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics in an Ice Covered Tidal Flat (Urs Neumeier & Colette Cheng)Mechanics of Sediment Suspension and Transport Within a Fringing Reef (Andrew W M Pomeroy, Ryan J Lowe, Marco Ghisalberti, Curt D Storlazzi, Michael Cuttler & Graham Symonds)Cohesive and Noncohesive Sediments:In-Situ Measurement of Erosion of Mixed Sand-Mud Sediments (Kevin B Briggs & J Calantoni)Stochastic Model of Fluid Mud Transport Under Wave and Current (Yasuyuki Nakagawa, Kazuo Nadaoka, Hiroshi Yagi, Yasuo Nihei & Hiroshi Uchikawa)Dredged Sediment:Numerical Model Studies to Support the Sustainable Management of Dredge Spoil Deposition in a Complex Nearshore Environment (Simon Weppe, Peter Mccomb & Lincoln Coe)Life Cycle Assessment for Dredged Sediment Placement Strategies (Matthew E Bates, Cate Fox-Lent, Linda Seymour, Ben A Wender & Igor Linkov)Inlet and Navigation Channels:A Tale of Five Harbours: Fluvial vs. Longshore Sediment Sources in Great Lakes Harbours (J Doucette & C Pinilla)Comparing Two Numerical Models in Simulating Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport at a Dual Inlet System, West-Central Florida (Ping Wang, Jun Cheng, Mark H Horwitz & Kelly R Legault)Regional Sediment Management:Engineering with Nature: Nearshore Berm Placements At Fort Myers Beach And Perdido Key, Florida, USA (Katherine E Brutsch‚, Ping Wang, Julie D Rosati & Cheryl E Pollock)Preview Analysis to Sand Bypass System Design in the Port of Sisal, Yucat n (P E Reyes, P Salles, J L¢pez & E Casillas)River Deltas:Freshwater Vegetation Influence on Sediment Spatial Distribution in River Delta During Flood (W Nardin, D A Edmonds & S Fagherazzi)Observation of Sediment Processes of a Flood Event at the River Mouth of Tenryu, Japan with X-Band Radar and In Situ Measurements (Satoshi Takewaka, Takumi Okabe, Shigeru Kato & Shinichi Aoki)Shore Protection:Field Observations of Tidal Flow Separation at a Mega-Scale Beach Nourishment (Max Radermacher, Wilmar Zeelenberg, Matthieu De Schipper & Ad Reniers)Ecologically-Oriented Coastal Engineering: A New Approach for Bird Island Restoration and Avian Conservation at Sundown Island, Matagorada Bay, Texas (Cris Weber, Thomas Dixon, Dave Buzan, Juan Moya & Iliana Pe¤a)Tsunamis:Hindcast of Bathymetry Change in Oarai Port, Japan, Caused by the 2011 Tsunami (Yoshiaki Kuriyama, Yoshiyuki Uno & Kazuhiko Honda)Tsunami Sediment Analysis Based on Luminescence Measurement (Shinji Sato, Kanto Nishiguchi & Yusuke Yamanaka)Barrier Island of Louisiana:Mississippi River Delta Plain Barrier Island Sediment Dynamics and Implications for Managing Coastal Transgressionion (Michael D Miner, Ioannis Y Georgiou, Mark Kulp & Duncan Fitzgerald)Differential Sediment Consolidation Associated with Barrier Beach Restoration: Caminada Headland, South Louisiana (Mark R Byrnes, Chester Hedderman, Michael Hasen, P E, Harry Roberts, Syed Khalil & Steven G Underwood)Constrasting Pacific Coastal Behaviour with Enso:Constrasting Pacific Coastal Behaviour with Enso Modeling Interannual to Multi-Decadal Shoreline Rotations of Headland-Bounded Littoral Cells (Dylan Anderson & Peter Ruggiero)Wave Climate Change Associated with Enso Modoki and Tropical Expansion in Southeast Australia and Implications for Coastal Stability (Thomas R Mortlock & Ian D Goodwin)Long Term Coastal Evolution:Predicting Centuries of Morphodynamics in San Pablo Bay, California: Hindcast and Forecast Including Sea Level Rise (Mick van der Wegen, Bruce E Jaffe & Dano Roelvink)Modelling Long-Term Morphodynamics in Practice: Uncertainties and Compromises (J J Williams, T Conduch‚ & L S Esteves)North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study and Post Supper Storm Sandy Work:Modeling the Effects of Hard Structures on Dune Erosion and Overwash ? A Case Study of the Impact of Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coast (C M Nederhoff, Q J Lodder, M Boers, J P Den Bieman & J K Miller)Conceptual Regional Sediment Budget for the US North Atlantic Coast (Julie Dean Rosati, Ashley E Frey, Alison S Grzegorzewski, Coraggio Maglio, Andrew Morang & Robert C Thomas)Predicting Decadal Coastal Geomorphic Evolution:Decadal Scale Shoreline Change Arises from Large-Scale Interactions, While Small-Scale Changes are Forgotten: Observational Evidence (A B Murray, E D Lazarus, L J Moore, J Lightfoot, A D Ashton, D E Mcnamara & K Ells)Equilibrium-Based Foreshore Beach Profile Change Model for Long-Term Data (Masayuki Banno, Yoshiaki Kuriyama & Noriaki Hashimoto)Relevant Science for Changing Coastline a Tribute to Gary Griggs:Quantifying the Geomorphic Resiliency of Barrier Island Beaches (Cheryl J Hapke, Owen T Brenner & Rachel E Henderson)Sedimentology of Intertidal Sediment Deposits After Dam Removal on a Coastal River (Ian M Miller, Andrea Ogston & Julia Dolan)Sea Level Rise and Super Storm in a Warming World:Multi-Annual Sand and Gravel Beach Response to Storms in the Southwest of England (Tim Scott, Gerd Masselink, Tim O'hare, Mark Davidson & Paul Russell)Regional Variability in Atlantic Storm Response Along the Southwest Coast of England (Gerd Masselink, Tim Scott, Daniel Conley, Mark Davidson & Paul Russell)and other papers Readership: Graduate students and research in coastal engineering. Key Features:Most up-to-date information and knowledgeBroad world-wide attendanceIn depth technical focus. These proceedings have and should continue to serve as widely used reference booksKeywords:Coastal Engineering;Coastal Geology;Coastal Processes;Shore Protection;Sediment Transport;Beach Processes;Coastal Morphology

Coastal and Estuarine Fine Sediment Processes

Author: William H. McAnally,Ashish J. Mehta

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780444504630

Category: Science

Page: 507

View: 8302

Hardbound. The INTERCOH series of conferences bring together the world's leading researchers and practitioners in cohesive sediment transport processes to share recent insights. This book presents papers that examine the spectrum of fine sediment transport related science and engineering, including the basics and applications of flocculation, settling, deposition, and erosion, advanced numerical models used in engineering practice, and applications to mud flats and harbor siltation.

World Meetings

Social & behavioral sciences, human services & management

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Congresses and conventions

Page: N.A

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