Environmental Science

Estuaries of South America

Their Geomorphology and Dynamics

Editors: Perillo, Gerardo M.E., Piccolo, Maria C., Pino-Quivira, Mario (Eds.)

  • South American estuaries are described in detail for the first time
  • Contains original data from the largest estuaries in the world
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About this book

The original idea of this book started when we were making a residual fluxes study of the Paranagua Coastal Lagoon (Brazil) near the colonial town of Guaraque~aba.Among the beautiful mangroves of this Brazilian National Park, between profile and profile, we wondered why South American estuaries were little known in the international arena. Besides, most of the papers published in the literature are based on biological research. Practically nothing is known about their geomorphology and dynamics. That night, while we were walking along the hilly streets of the town, we decided that the only way to have an idea about the degree of advance in the geomorphology and dynamics of our estuaries was to ask the proper South American researchers to write review articles about the estuaries in which they were working or about the gen­ eral state of the art of the Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the estuar­ ies of his/her country. The book grew from then on. Although initially many scien­ tists offer to write a chapter, we ran into the same problem these researchers have to publish in journals, they felt that their English was not good enough and withdrew. However, we are very satisfy about the number and quality of the contributions which also passed a very strong review process.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • What Do We Know About the Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of South American Estuaries?

    Perillo, Gerardo M. E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Maracaibo System: A Physical Profile

    Rodríguez, Gilberto

    Pages 15-34

  • Coastal Lagoons of Southeastern Brazil: Physical and Biogeochemical Characteristics

    Knoppers, Bastiaan (et al.)

    Pages 35-66

  • Nutrients and Suspended Matter Behaviour in the Patos Lagoon Estuary (Brazil)

    Niencheski, Luis Felipe (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

  • Hydrographical Characteristics of the Estuarine Area of Patos Lagoon (30°S, Brazil)

    Möller, Osmar O. (et al.)

    Pages 83-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Estuaries of South America
Book Subtitle
Their Geomorphology and Dynamics
Editors
  • Gerardo M.E. Perillo
  • Maria C. Piccolo
  • Mario Pino-Quivira
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60131-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60131-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64269-2
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 223
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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