Geology and Geomorphology of Holocene Coastal Barriers of Brazil

  • Sérgio R. Dillenburg
  • Patrick A. Hesp

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Sérgio R. Dillenburg, Patrick A. Hesp
    Pages 1-15
  3. José M. L. Dominguez
    Pages 17-51
  4. Sérgio R. Dillenburg, Eduardo G. Barboza, Luiz J. Tomazelli, Ricardo N. Ayup-Zouain, Patrick A. Hesp, Luiz C. P. Clerot
    Pages 53-91
  5. Patrick A. Hesp, Paulo C. F. Giannini, C. Thaís Martinho, Graziela Miot da Silva, Nils E. Asp Neto
    Pages 93-133
  6. Rodolfo J. Angulo, Maria Cristina de Souza, Guilherme C. Lessa
    Pages 135-176
  7. Paulo C. F. Giannini, Carlos C. F. Guedes, Daniel R. do Nascimento Jr, Ana P. B. Tanaka, Rodolfo J. Angulo, Maria Cristina de Souza et al.
    Pages 177-224
  8. Gilberto T. M. Dias, Björn Kjerfve
    Pages 225-252
  9. José M. L. Dominguez, Ana C. S. Andrade, Angela B. Almeida, Abílio C.S.P. Bittencourt
    Pages 253-288
  10. Helenice Vital
    Pages 289-324
  11. Patrick A. Hesp, Luiz P. Maia, Vanda Claudino-Sales
    Pages 325-345
  12. Pedro W. M. Souza-Filho, Guilherme C. Lessa, Marcelo C. L. Cohen, Francisco R. Costa, Ruben J. Lara
    Pages 347-375
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 377-380

About this book


This books presents the first comprehensive overview of the evolution, geology, geomorphology and dynamics of Holocene coastal barriers in Brazil. Following two introductory chapters outlining the coast geology, climate, oceanography, general setting and dynamics, each subsequent chapter deals with the evolution and development of Holocene barriers in each state covering 9,200 kilometers of coastline. The examples cover all tidal types from micro to macro tidal, all wave and wind energies, and virtually every barrier type ranging from barrier islands, spits, strandplains, attached, receded and prograded barriers, climbing, clifftop and falling dunefield barriers and the largest transgressive dunefield barriers in the world. The book has been written by experts in Brazil, and provides a wealth of information previously inaccessible to scientists, students and managers.


Coast Ocean Oceanography Pleistocene Sediment Tide geomorphology

Authors and affiliations

  • Sérgio R. Dillenburg
    • 1
  • Patrick A. Hesp
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Instituto de GeociênciasPorto Alegre-RSBrazil
  2. 2.Dept. Geography & AnthropologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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