Muddy Coast Dynamics and Resource Management

Muddy Coast Dynamics and Resource Management

1st Edition - December 8, 2000

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  • Editors: B.W. Flemming, M.T. Delafontaine, G. Liebezeit
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080537061

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Muddy coasts are land-sea transitional environments commonly found along low-energy shorelines which either receive large annual supplies of muddy sediments, or where unconsolidated muddy deposits are being eroded by wave action.In providing 21 case studies in different parts of the world this book provides an up-to-date review of the state of the art in muddy coast research. Issues dealing with hydrodynamics and suspended matter transport, erosion, deposition, and sediment budgets on tidal flats, primary production, nutrient fluxes and mineralization in lagoons are treated in a multi disciplinary manner. Most articles deal with issues which are of relevance with respect to global warming and future sea level rise.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Section 1: Hydrodynamics and suspended particulate matter in bays and
    back-barrier tidal basins

    Hydrodynamics of Chwaka Bay, a shallow mangrove-fringed
    tropical embayment, Tanzania
    (N. Nyandwi, O.U. Mwaipopo).

    Tidal characteristics of an accretional tidal flat (The Wash, U.K.)
    (X. Ke., M. Collins).

    Quantifying concentration and flux of suspended particulate
    matter through a tidal inlet of the East Frisian Wadden Sea
    by acoustic doppler current profiling
    (P. Santamarina Cuneo, B.W. Flemming).

    Section 2: Erosion, deposition, and sediment budgets of tidal flats

    Surface erosion of fine-grained sediment revisited
    (A. J. Mehta, T.M. Parchure).
    Comparison of the erosion shear stress of oxic and anoxic
    sediments in the East Frisian Wadden Sea
    (I. Austen, G. Witte).

    Mass balancing the seasonal turnover of mud and sand in the vicinity
    of an intertidal mussel bank in the Wadden Sea (southern North Sea)
    (A. Bartholomä, B.W. Flemming, M.T. Delafontaine).

    Mass balancing the seasonal turnover of POC in mud and sand on a
    back-barrier tidal flat (southern North Sea)
    (M.T. Delafontaine, B.W. Flemming, A. Bartholomä).

    Section 3: Primary production, nutrient fluxes and mineralisation
    in shallow coastal lagoons (Bodden) of the Baltic Sea

    Significance of microphytobenthic primary production
    in the Bodden (southern Baltic Sea)
    (S. Gerbersdorf, H.J. Black, J. Meyercordt,
    L.-A. Meyer-Reil, T. Rieling, I. Stodian).

    Bodden waters (southern Baltic Sea) as a source of
    methane and nitrous oxide
    (S. Dahlke, C. Wolff, L.-A. Meyer-Reil, H.W. Bange,
    R. Ramesh, S. Rapsomanikis, M.O. Andreae).
    Geochemical investigations of iron and manganese
    in coastal sediments of the southern Baltic Sea
    (I. Stodian, H.J. Black, S. Gerbersdorf, M. Köster,
    L.-A. Meyer-Reil, T. Rieling).
    Phosphorus in sediments from coastal waters of
    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (southern Baltic Sea)
    (S. Berghoff, G. Schlungbaum, U. Selig).

    Benthic microbial decomposition of organic matter and nutrient
    fluxes at the sediment-water interface in a shallow coastal inlet
    of the southern Baltic Sea (Nordrügensche Bodden)
    (T. Rieling, S. Gerbersdorf, I. Stodian, H.J. Black, S. Dahlke,
    M. Köster, J. Meyercordt, L.-A. Meyer-Reil).

    Significance of aerobic and anaerobic mineralization processes
    of organic carbon in sediments of a shallow coastal inlet
    in the southern Baltic Sea
    (M. Köster, H.-D. Babenzien, H.J. Black, S. Dahlke,
    S. Gerbersdorf, J. Meyercordt, L.-A. Meyer-Reil,
    T. Rieling, I. Stodian, A. Voigt).

    Section 4: Sediment geochemistry in salt-marshes
    and Holocene deposits

    Effects of plant roots on salt-marsh sediment geochemistry
    (M.I. Caçador, M.J. Madureira, C. Vale).

    Elemental composition of siderite grains in early Holocene
    deposits of Youngjong Island (west coast of Korea),
    and its palaeoenvironmental implications
    (B.-K. Khim, K.-S. Choi, Y.A. Park).

    Section 5: Sea-level rise, land reclamation,
    and resource management

    The impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal fisheries resources
    and aquatic ecosystems of Cameroon (Central Africa)
    (C.E. Gabche, T.J. Youmbi, C.A. Angwe).

    Impacts of sea-level rise and human activities on the evolution
    of the Pearl River delta, South China
    (M.-K. Han, L. Wu, Y.-F. Liu, N. Mimura).

    The combined impacts of mean sea-level rise and secular trends
    in mean tidal range on the marine environment in the vicinity
    of the Huanghe River mouth
    (J. Zhang, J. Wang).

    The missing mud flats of the Wadden Sea: a reconstruction
    of sediments and accommodation space lost in the wake of
    land reclamation
    (S. Mai, A. Bartholomä).

    The Wadden Sea squeeze as a cause of decreasing sedimentary
    organic loading
    (M.T.Delafontaine, B.W. Flemming, S. Mai).

    The utilization of coastal tidal flats: a case-study on Integrated
    Coastal Area Management from China
    (Y. Wang, X. Zou, D. Zhu).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2000
  • Published: December 8, 2000
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080537061

About the Editors

B.W. Flemming

Affiliations and Expertise

Senckenberg Institute
Division of Marine Science
Wilhelmshaven, Germany

M.T. Delafontaine

Affiliations and Expertise

Senckenberg Institute
Division of Marine Science
Wilhelmshaven, Germany

G. Liebezeit

Affiliations and Expertise

Senckenberg Institute
Forschungszentrum Terramare
Wilhelmshaven, Germany

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