Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

High Resolution Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries

Editors: FitzGerald, Duncan M., Knight, Jasper (Eds.)

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Estuaries occur along many of the world’s coastlines irrespective of geologic setting, energy regime, and depositional environment. They represent the interface between fluvial, coastal and marine environments and they contain the sedimentary record of geological changes among these systems. However, detailed case studies on the morphodynamics and sedimentary evolution of different estuarine environments are notably lacking.

This book focuses on the use of high-resolution geophysical techniques, field observations and modeling to investigate the morphodynamics of estuaries on both glaciated and non-glaciated coasts and on different time scales. Papers in this book offer a new approach to nearshore and estuary studies, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary techniques and data integration. Results of these studies have important implications for estuary resource management and shoreline stability. This book will be of interest to sedimentologists, coastal and Quaternary geologists, environmental scientists, and coastal managers.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"From fifteen case studies, this book revisits the definition of estuaries as sediment traps, with sediment importing both from the sea and from the rivers. … the two editors brought a wealth of knowledge from both sides of the Atlantic. … The scientific quality of all the papers is good to excellent; the editors did an excellent job there. It is a very useful book on case studies in modern marine biology." (Eric Wolanski, Journal of Sedimentary Research, December, 2006)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • A Seabed Classification Approach Based on Multiple Acoustic Sensors in the Hudson River Estuary

    Frank O. Nitsche, Suzanne Carbotte, William Ryan, et al.

    Pages 33-55

  • Morphodynamics and Sediment Flux in the Blyth Estuary, Suffolk, UK

    J. R. French, T. Benson, H. Burningham

    Pages 143-171

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Resolution Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries
Editors
  • Duncan M. FitzGerald
  • Jasper Knight
Series Title
Coastal Systems and Continental Margins
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3296-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3296-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3295-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6831-6
Series ISSN
1384-6434
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 366
Topics