Muddy Coasts of the World: Processes, Deposits, and Function
Terry R. Healy, Ying Wang, Judy-Ann Healy
Gulf Professional Publishing, 2002 - Science - 542 pages
The SCOR (Scientific Committee on Ocean Research of ICSU) Working Group 106 was tasked with reviewing the geomorphic, sedimentary and oceanographic dynamics of muddy costs, assessing the impact of sea level rise on muddy coasts, especially in estuaries, and to recommend future research pathways relating to muddy coasts.
This book addresses these questions and includes chapters on the research issues of muddy coasts, the definition of muddy coasts, sea level rise effects on muddy coasts, fundamental dynamic processes effecting muddy coast formation, the role of mangrove and salt marsh vegetation, bio-geochemistry of muddy coast deposits, storm surge effects on muddy coasts, human impacts on muddy coasts, and a detailed geographical review of muddy coasts of the world.
The volume presents examples of muddy coasts sedimentation from many different environments of the world including the broad expanse muddy coast of China, muddy coasts of continental trailing edges (the Americas), muddy coasts in seasonally ice covered environments, muddy coasts in areas of tropical coral reefs, muddy coasts from the tropics, muddy coasts resulting from large river discharges, and muddy coasts of mid-latitude oceanic islands.
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Research issues of muddy coasts
Definition properties and classification of muddy coasts
Mudshore dynamics and controls
Distinguishing accretion from erosiondominated muddy coasts
Relative sea level changes and some effects on muddy coasts
Geographic distribution of muddy coasts
Bio chemical factors influencing deposition and erosion of fine grained sediment
Natural biological processes and controls
Human influences on muddy coasts
Tidal flats and associated muddy coast of China
Muddy coasts of midlatitude oceanic islands on an active plate margin New Zealand
Muddy coasts of India
Late Quaternary stratigraphy of the muddy tidal deposits west coast of Korea
Saltmarshes in the West Solent southern England their morphodynamics and evolution
Tidal dynamics in two contrasting muddy coastal environments Jiangsu and The Wash
Sediment content of the icecover in muddy tidal areas of the turbidity zone of the St Lawrence estuary and the problem of the sediment budget
Mangroves as indicators of sea level change in the muddy coasts of the world
Typhoon storm surge and some effects on muddy coasts
Fine sediment dynamics in the mangrove fringed muddy coastal zone
Morphodynamics of muddy environments along the Atlantic coasts of North and South America
Mud threat to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia
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