High Resolution Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries

  • Duncan M. FitzGerald
  • Jasper Knight

Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Frank O. Nitsche, Suzanne Carbotte, William Ryan, Robin Bell
    Pages 33-55
  3. Ramon Gonzalez, João M. Alveirinho Dias, Óscar Ferreira
    Pages 57-82
  4. Elizabeth A. Pendleton, Duncan M. FitzGerald
    Pages 83-100
  5. Gerardo M. E. Perillo, Jorge O. Pierini, Daniel E. Pérez, M. Cintia Piccolo
    Pages 101-114
  6. J. R. French, T. Benson, H. Burningham
    Pages 143-171
  7. Michael S. Fenster, Duncan M. FitzGerald, Daniel F. Belknap, Brad A. Knisley, Allen Gontz, Ilya V. Buynevich
    Pages 173-194
  8. Duncan M. FitzGerald, Ilya V. Buynevich, Michael S. Fenster, Joseph T. Kelley, Daniel F. Belknap
    Pages 195-213
  9. Gregory W. Stone, B. Prasad Kumar, A. Sheremet, Dana Watzke
    Pages 243-267
  10. Harry H. Roberts, Nan D. Walker, Alexandru Sheremet, Gregory W. Stone
    Pages 269-298
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 361-365

About this book

Introduction

Estuaries occur along many of the world’s coastlines irrespective of geologic setting, energy regime, and depositional environment. They represent the interface between fluvial, coastal and marine environments and they contain the sedimentary record of geological changes among these systems. However, detailed case studies on the morphodynamics and sedimentary evolution of different estuarine environments are notably lacking.

This book focuses on the use of high-resolution geophysical techniques, field observations and modeling to investigate the morphodynamics of estuaries on both glaciated and non-glaciated coasts and on different time scales. Papers in this book offer a new approach to nearshore and estuary studies, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary techniques and data integration. Results of these studies have important implications for estuary resource management and shoreline stability. This book will be of interest to sedimentologists, coastal and Quaternary geologists, environmental scientists, and coastal managers.

Keywords

Coast Delta Estuaries Estuarine Circulation Estuarine Sediment Holocene Sediment Isle Transport marine

Editors and affiliations

  • Duncan M. FitzGerald
    • 1
  • Jasper Knight
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of ExeterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3296-X
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3295-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3296-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1384-6434
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