Environmental Oceanography

Environmental Oceanography

An Introduction to the Behaviour of Coastal Waters

1st Edition - January 1, 1983

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  • Author: Tom Beer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279671

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Environmental Oceanography: An Introduction of the Behaviour of the Coastal Water covers the physical environment in coastal water. This book is composed of thirteen chapters, and begins with an overview of the coastal oceanography field. The succeeding chapters deal with the natural processes along the shore, the concept of wave and tides, water composition and circulation, and boundary layers. These topics are followed by discussions on ocean water flow, coastal meteorology, estuaries, and reefs. The final chapters present the application of direct and remote sensing and data analysis. This book will prove useful to divers, environmental managers, environmental administrators, and students.

Table of Contents


  • List of Symbols

    Acronyms

    Chapter 1. Coastal Oceanography

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Coastal Waters

    1.3 Fishing and Biology

    1.4 Economics and Geology

    1.5 Units and Dimensions

    Chapter 2. Shore Processes

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Wave Refraction

    2.3 Breakers

    2.4 Beach Processes

    2.5 Coastal Engineering

    2.6 Coastal Zone Management

    Chapter 3. Waves

    3.1 Surface Waves

    3.2 Energy Propagation

    3.3 Wave Set-up

    3.4 Wave Spectra

    3.5 Trapped Waves

    3.6 Long Wavelength Waves

    3.7 Internal Waves

    3.8 Seasickness

    Chapter 4. Tides

    4.1 Astronomical Tides

    4.2 Dynamical Theory

    4.3 Tidal Prediction

    4.4 Tidal Power

    4.5 Long Period Tides

    4.6 Internal Tides

    4.7 The Littoral Zone

    Chapter 5. Water Composition

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Density

    5.3 Vertical Temperature

    5.4 Salinity

    5.5 Dissolved Gases

    5.6 Nutrients

    5.7 Rivers

    5.8 Water Quality

    Chapter 6. Water Circulation

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Pressure Forces

    6.3 Coriolis Force

    6.4 Diffusion

    6.5 Viscosity

    Chapter 7. Boundary Layers

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Ekman Layers

    7.3 Benthic Boundary Layers

    7.4 Coastal Boundary Layers

    Chapter 8. Mixing

    8.1 Turbulence

    8.2 Convection

    8.3 Turbulent Entrainment

    8.4 Dispersion

    8.5 Oceanic Fronts

    8.6 Large-scale Mixing

    Chapter 9. Coastal Meteorology

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Hydrological Cycle

    9.3 Winds

    9.4 Aerosols

    9.5 Oil Spills

    9.6 Coastal Lows

    Chapter 10. Estuaries and Reefs

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Geomorphological Classification of Estuaries

    10.3 Estuarine Hydrology

    10.4 Estuarine Pollution

    10.5 Coral Reefs

    Chapter 11. Direct and Remote Sensing

    11.1 Instruments and Methods

    11.2 Remote Sensing

    11.3 Acoustics

    11.4 Electromagnetic Radiation

    11.5 Marine Optics

    11.6 Radar

    11.7 Satellites

    Chapter 12. Data Analysis

    12.1 Data Presentation

    12.2 Data Analysis and Statistics

    12.3 Time Series Analysis

    12.4 Modelling

    12.5 Ecosystems Analysis

    Chapter 13. Coastal Assessment

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Cost-Benefit Analysis

    13.3 Aquatic Ecosystems

    13.4 Pollution

    Appendices

    Appendix 1 SI Units

    Appendix 2 Sample Equipment Checklist

    Appendix 3 Wave Glossary

    Appendix 4 Oceanographic Glossary

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1983
  • Published: January 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279671

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