Coastal Research Library

Coastal Hazards

Editors: Finkl, Charles W. (Ed.)

  • Identifies salient coastal hazards
  • Discusses human perception of coastal hazards
  • Presents a global perspective of coastal hazards trough case studies and local examples
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This book covers the gamut of coastal hazards that result from short-term low-frequency events and have high-magnitude and far-reaching impacts on coastal zones the world over. Much of the world’s population now lives in low-lying coastal zones that are inherently vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding from hurricanes, tropical storms and northeastern storm surges; shoreline (beach and dune) erosion; cliff and bluff failures; and saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers used for drinking water supplies. In addition to the usual range of hydrometeorological disasters in coastal zones, this book covers tsunami impacts and warning systems as well as global perspectives of sea-level rise impacts and human perceptions of potential vulnerabilities resulting from rip currents that cause many drownings each year on beaches. Today, the use of numerical models that help predict vulnerabilities and provide a basis for shore protection measures is important in modern scientific and engineering systems. Final considerations focus on human actions in the form of the urbanization and industrialization of the coast, shore protection measures, and indicate how environmental degradation around coastal conurbations exacerbates the potential for unwanted impacts. Strategies for environmental management in coastal zones, from low-lying wetlands to high cliffs and rocky promontories, are highlighted as a means of living in harmony with Nature and not trying to conquer it.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • The Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ): A Cascade of Natural, Biological, and Human-Induced Hazards

    Finkl, Charles W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-56

  • Remote Sensing of Coastal Hazards

    Klemas, Victor V.

    Pages 59-84

  • Determination of Human Induced Coastal Changes Using RS, GIS and Geostatistics

    Sertel, Elif (et al.)

    Pages 85-97

  • Coastal Risk Versus Vulnerability in an Uncertain Sea Level Future

    Kearney, Michael S.

    Pages 101-115

  • Sea-Level Rise Impacts and Responses: A Global Perspective

    Brown, Sally (et al.)

    Pages 117-149

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5234-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5233-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastal Hazards
Editors
  • Charles W. Finkl
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5234-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5234-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5233-7
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 840
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