Preventive Methods for Coastal Protection

Towards the Use of Ocean Dynamics for Pollution Control

Editors: Soomere, Tarmo, Quak, Ewald (Eds.)

  • Detailed description of a novel low-cost technology for preventive mitigation of environmental impact of offshore activities  
  • Innovative quantification of the offshore through the analysis of properties of current-driven transport in several semi-enclosed seas  
  • Applications of sophisticated topics and complicated methods in fluid dynamics and modeling presented in a tutorial style​
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The aim of the book is to present for non-specialist researchers as well as for experts a comprehensive overview of the background, key ideas, basic methods, implementation details and a selection of solutions offered by a novel technology for the optimisation of the location of dangerous offshore activities in terms of environmental criteria, as developed in the course of the BalticWay project.   The book consists of two parts. The first part introduces the basic principles of ocean modeling and depicts the long way from the generic principles to the practical modeling of oil spills and of the propagation of other adverse impacts. The second part focuses on the techniques for solving the inverse problem of the quantification of offshore areas with respect to their potential to serve as a source of environmental danger to vulnerable regions (such as spawning, nursing or also tourist areas).   The chapters are written in a tutorial style; they are mostly self-contained and understandable for non-specialist researchers and students. They are carefully peer-reviewed by international experts. The goal was to produce a book that highlights all key steps, methods, models and data sets it is necessary to combine in order to produce a practically usable technology and/or decision support system for a particular sea region. Thus the book is useful not only as a description and a manual of this particular technology but also as a roadmap highlighting the complicated technical issues of ocean modeling for practical purposes. It describes the approaches taken by the authors in an understandable way and thus is useful for educational purposes, such as a course in industrially and environmentally relevant applications of ocean modeling. ​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Towards Mitigation of Environmental Risks

    Soomere, Tarmo

    Pages 1-27

  • Topography, Hydrography, Circulation and Modelling of the Baltic Sea

    Myrberg, Kai (et al.)

    Pages 31-64

  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Ocean Modelling

    Torsvik, Tomas

    Pages 65-100

  • Studying the Baltic Sea Circulation with Eulerian Tracers

    Meier, H. E. Markus (et al.)

    Pages 101-129

  • European Semi-enclosed Seas: Basic Physical Processes and Their Numerical Modelling

    Stanev, Emil V. (et al.)

    Pages 131-179

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-00439-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventive Methods for Coastal Protection
Book Subtitle
Towards the Use of Ocean Dynamics for Pollution Control
Editors
  • Tarmo Soomere
  • Ewald Quak
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00440-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00440-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00439-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34333-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 442
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 138 illustrations in colour
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