Coastal dunes: form and process

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Wiley, 1990 - Nature - 392 pages
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Coastal Dunes Form and Process Edited by Karl F. Nordstrom Norbert Psuty Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903, USA and Bill Carter Department of Environmental Studies, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland Coastal Morphology and Research Series Series Editor: Eric C. F. Bird This book deals with the formation and establishment of coastal dunes--considering both forms and processes in a wide variety of environments. These landforms are among the most sensitive to environmental change, yet they provide extensive protection against both short-term erosion and flooding and long-term sea-level rise. Until now, there has not been any major book to deal specifically with coastal dunes. The current volume surveys a range of dune features, such as the ephemeral characteristics in the rapidly subsiding Mississippi delta, the extensive sand sheets of Australia and South Africa and the Holocene dunes of Western Europe and North America. This book will provide essential background information for ecological and management studies of coastal dunes. It will be of immense value to geomorphologists, ecologists and other environmental scientists who work on the management of coastal dunes.

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Contents

EOLIAN PROCESSES AND SAND TRANSPORT
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Aeolian transport measurement and prediction across
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A quantitative analysis of the nearsurface wind flow pattern
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Karl F. Nordstrom is a Professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he has been teaching for over 30 years. His distinguished career of research into beaches and dunes in oceans and estuarine environments includes receiving Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards (Germany) in 1999 and 2006, and the Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research in 2001. He has worked in the USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, and Germany, and has published numerous books, including Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts, also by Cambridge University Press in 2000. He has contributed to over 80 articles in journals and over 40 chapters in books and edited symposia. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Coastal Research and is a member of several professional associations on coastal environments and beach preservation.

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