Muddy Coasts of the World: Processes, Deposits and Function

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T. Healy, Y. Wang, J.-A. Healy
Elsevier, Jan 28, 2002 - Science - 556 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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Contents

Chapter One Research issues of muddy coasts
1
Chapter Two Definitition properties and classification of muddy coasts
9
Chapter Three Mudshore dynamics and controls
19
Chapter Four Distinguishing accretion from erosiondominated muddy coasts
61
Chapter Five Relative sea level changes and some effects on muddy
83
Chapter Six Geographic distribution of muddy coasts
99
Chapter Seven Biochemcial factors influencing deposition and erosion of fine grained sediment
203
Chapter Eight Natural biological processes and controls
229
Chapter Twelve Human influences on muddy coasts
293
Chapter Thirteen Tidal flats and associated muddy coast of China
319
Chapter Fourteen Muddy coasts of midlatitude oceanic islands on an active plate margin New Zealand
347
Chapter Fifteen Muddy coasts of India
375
Chapter Sixteen Late Quaternary stratigraphy of the muddy tidal deposits west coast of Korea
391
their morphodynamics and evolution
411
Chapter Eighteen Tidal dynamics in two contrasting muddy coastal environments Jiangsu and The Wash
441
Chapter Nineteen Sediment content of the icecover in muddy tidal areas of the turbidity zone of the St Lawrence estuary and the problem of the sedi...
463

Chapter Nine Mangroves as indicators of sea level change in the muddy coasts of the world
245
Chapter Ten Typhoon storm surge and some effects on muddy coasts
263
Chapter Eleven Fine sediment dynamics in the mangrovefringed muddy coastal zone
279
Chapter Twenty Morphodynamics of muddy environments along the Atlantic coasts of North and South America
479
Chapter TwentyOne Mud threat to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia
533
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