Brazilian Beach Systems

  • Andrew D. Short
  • Antonio Henrique da F. Klein

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Antonio Henrique da F. Klein, Andrew D. Short
    Pages 1-35
  3. Mauricio González Rodríguez, João Luiz Nicolodi, Omar Quetzalcóatl Gutiérrez, Verónica Cánovas Losada, Antonio Espejo Hermosa
    Pages 37-66
  4. Valdenira Ferreira dos Santos, Andrew D. Short, Amilcar Carvalho Mendes
    Pages 67-93
  5. Luci Cajueiro Carneiro Pereira, Ana Vila-Concejo, Andrew D. Short
    Pages 95-124
  6. Luci Cajueiro Carneiro Pereira, Wellington Nascimento Trindade, Iracely Rodrigues da Silva, Ana Vila-Concejo, Andrew D. Short
    Pages 125-152
  7. Jorge Eduardo de Abreu Paula, Jáder Onofre de Morais, Elisabeth Mary de Carvalho Baptista, Maria Luzineide Gomes, Lidriana de Souza Pinheiro
    Pages 153-174
  8. Lidriana de Souza Pinheiro, Jáder Onofre de Morais, Luis Parente Maia
    Pages 175-199
  9. Helenice Vital, Iracema Miranda da Silveira, Werner Farkatt Tabosa, Zuleide Maria Carvalho Lima, Francisco Pinheiro Lima-Filho, Flavo Elano Soares de Souza et al.
    Pages 201-229
  10. José Maria Landim Dominguez, Silvana Moreira Neves, Abílio Carlos da Silva Pinto Bittencourt
    Pages 231-250
  11. Pedro de Souza Pereira, Tereza Cristina Medeiros de Araújo, Valdir do Amaral Vaz Manso
    Pages 251-279
  12. José Maria Landim Dominguez, Abílio Carlos da Silva Pinto Bittencourt, Adeylan Nascimento Santos, Lucas do Nascimento
    Pages 281-305
  13. José Maria Landim Dominguez, Abílio Carlos da Silva Pinto Bittencourt, Lucas do Nascimento, Adeylan Nascimento Santos
    Pages 307-332
  14. Jacqueline Albino, Nery Contti Neto, Tiago Castro Alves Oliveira
    Pages 333-361
  15. Dieter Muehe, Flavia Moraes Lins-de-Barros
    Pages 363-396
  16. Michel Michaelovitch de Mahiques, Eduardo Siegle, Javier Alcántara-Carrió, Filipe Galiforni Silva, Paulo Henrique Gomes de Oliveira Sousa, Cristina Celia Martins
    Pages 397-418
  17. Rodolfo José Angulo, Carlos Alberto Borzone, Mauricio Almeida Noernberg, Clécio José Lopes de Quadros, Maria Cristina de Souza, Leonardo Cruz da Rosa
    Pages 419-464
  18. Antonio Henrique da F. Klein, Andrew D. Short, Jarbas Bonetti
    Pages 465-506
  19. Lauro Júlio Calliari, Elírio Ernestino Toldo Jr.
    Pages 507-541
  20. Lauro Júlio Calliari, Pedro de Souza Pereira, Andrew D. Short, Fernando C. Sobral, Arthur A. Machado, Yuri G. Pinheiro et al.
    Pages 543-571
  21. Andrew D. Short, Antonio Henrique da F. Klein
    Pages 573-608
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 609-611

About this book


This book is about the more than 4,000 beach systems that form most of the 9000 km long Brazilian coast. It focuses on the beaches of each of the seventeen coastal states and three oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and status. It is a must for anyone who wants to know more about this great coast and its beach systems. This is the first book ever written about the beach systems of Brazil, and actually the very first about the beaches of an entire country. The Brazilian coast extends from the mighty Amazon River and its muddy shores in the north to one of the world’s longest sandy beaches in the southern Rio Grande do Sul. It contains every beach type from wave to tide-dominated which range in size from small embayed beaches to long barrier beaches.

The book is written by leading Brazilian academics and researchers and aims at the university level market, as well as coastal scientists, engineers and managers. Standard scientific terminology is used to describe the coast and its beaches. It is illustrated with more than 400 original figures and serves as a benchmark text on the Brazilian coast.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew D. Short
    • 1
  • Antonio Henrique da F. Klein
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeosciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Departamento de Geociências, Laboratório de Oceanografia CosteiraUniversidade Federal de Santa CatarinaFlorianopolisBrazil

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