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Fundamentals of Estuarine Physical Oceanography

  • Luiz Bruner de Miranda
  • Fernando Pinheiro Andutta
  • Björn Kjerfve
  • Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho

Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 1-23
  3. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 25-72
  4. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 73-115
  5. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 117-141
  6. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 143-184
  7. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 185-232
  8. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 233-282
  9. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 283-326
  10. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 327-349
  11. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 351-384
  12. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 385-438
  13. Luiz Bruner de Miranda, Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, Björn Kjerfve, Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    Pages 439-480

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an introduction to the complex system functions, variability and human interference in ecosystem between the continent and the ocean. It focuses on circulation, transport and mixing of estuarine and coastal water masses, which is ultimately related to an understanding of the hydrographic and hydrodynamic characteristics (salinity, temperature, density and circulation), mixing processes (advection and diffusion), transport timescales such as the residence time and the exposure time.

In the area of physical oceanography, experiments using these water bodies as a natural laboratory and interpreting their circulation and mixing processes using theoretical and semi-theoretical knowledge are of fundamental importance. Small-scale physical models may also be used together with analytical and numerical models. The book highlights the fact that research and theory are interactive, and the results provide the fundamentals for the development of the estuarine research.

Keywords

Coastal River Discharge Estuaries Estuarine Salinity Estuarine Temperature Estuarine Circulation Estaurine Mixing Thermohaline Properties Hydrodynamics Tides Transport Timescale

Authors and affiliations

  • Luiz Bruner de Miranda
    • 1
  • Fernando Pinheiro Andutta
    • 2
  • Björn Kjerfve
    • 3
  • Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho
    • 4
  1. 1.University of São Paulo (IOUSP)Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo (IOUSP)São Paulo SPBrazil
  2. 2.Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP), Griffith Centre for Coastal Management (GCCM)Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP), Griffith Centre for Coastal Management (GCCM) Gold CoastAustralia
  3. 3.American University of Sharjah SharjahUnited Arab Emirates
  4. 4.Oceanographic InstituteUniversity of Sao Paulo (IOUSP), Oceanographic InstituteSao PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3041-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3040-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3041-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-6396
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-640X
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