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Coastal Research Library

Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East

Past and Future Projection

Editors: Harff, Jan, Furmanczyk, Kazimierz, Von Storch, Hans (Eds.)

  • Presents an innovative overview of modelling procedures for the hindcast and prediction of coastal morphogenesis
  • Offers transdisciplinary approaches of geosciences, climatology and engineering sciences approaches to describe natural and anthropogenic driving forces of coastal processes
  • Includes a classification of sandy coasts by morphodynamic parameters
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This book discusses sea-level and coastline changes. These topics are becoming increasingly important for populations living along the edge of the world’s oceans and seas, especially in areas where eustatic sea-level rise is superimposed on isostatic subsidence and storm-induced coastal erosion. This is the case at the southern and eastern Baltic Sea coast: in the south, glacio-isostatic subsidence enhances the effect of climate-induced sea-level rise and strong storm effects are causing a continuous retreat of the coast. On the eastern coast glacio-isostatic uplift compensates for eustatic sea-level rise, but storm-induced waves are responsible for permanent morphodynamic changes to the coastline. There is an increasing need for protection concepts for defense but also for the economic use of the different types of coastal zones. The elaboration of these management concepts can be facilitated through models that generate future projections of coastal developments in the light of modern climate change. This anthology comprises the results of the research project “Coastline Changes of the southern Baltic Sea – Past and future projection (CoPaF)” funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which was run by a team of Estonian, German, Lithuanian, and Polish geoscientists and coastal engineers from 2010 to 2013 and overlapped with and complemented the work of COST Action SPLASHCOS supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). As the southern and eastern Baltic serves as a natural laboratory for the investigation of coastal processes, the project’s findings contribute not only to the solution of regional problems in Baltic coastal research and engineering, but also to worldwide interests in description, modelling and parameterization of coastal processes and morphodynamics.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harff, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • What Determines the Change of Coastlines in the Baltic Sea?

    Harff, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 15-35

  • The Challenge of Baltic Sea Level Change

    Hünicke, Birgit (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Recent Baltic Sea Level Changes Induced by Past and Present Ice Masses

    Groh, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

  • Factors and Processes Forming the Polish Southern Baltic Sea Coast on Various Temporal and Spatial Scales

    Musielak, Stanisław (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

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eBook £89.50
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Hardcover £112.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49892-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East
Book Subtitle
Past and Future Projection
Editors
  • Jan Harff
  • Kazimierz Furmanczyk
  • Hans Von Storch
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49894-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49894-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49892-8
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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