Advances in Global Change Research

Broad Scale Coastal Simulation

New Techniques to Understand and Manage Shorelines in the Third Millennium

Editors: Nicholls, Robert J., Dawson, Richard J., Day (née Nicholson-Cole), Sophie A. (Eds.)

  • A stepwise guide to the integrated assessment of coastal areas
  • Breadth of perspective applicable to global strategic coastal management
  •  Includes the first quantitative assessment of the relationship between the risks of erosion and flooding
  • Real case studies deployed as examples of applied methods
  • Synthesizes lessons at both national and international levels
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Coastal zones exemplify the environmental pressures we face: their beauty attracts settlement, they offer potential for diverse economic activities, and they are sensitive natural habitats for important species, as well as providing a range of ecosystem services. They are also extremely vulnerable to the vicissitudes of climate change, which include rising sea levels and changes in extreme events such as storms. With large populations living in coastal and estuarine cities facing the ongoing threat of inundation, coordinated management is essential, especially as coastal zones form a linked system in which piecemeal, uncoordinated management could be counterproductive.

About the authors

Robert Nicholls has studied coastal processes and coastal hazards for the last 25 years. In particular, he has an international reputation concerning climate change in coastal areas, especially the potential impacts and the possible responses. His research has involved studies across a range of scales from local (e.g., small towns) to the global. A distinctive dimension has been consideration of the coastal zone as a series of interacting systems which facilitates policy analysis. He has advised national governments (e.g., UK, Netherlands, Singapore, the Maldives) and intergovernmental organisations (e.g., OECD) on climate change and coastal issues, including as a lead author to five reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change assessment process. Currently, he is contributing to a series of research projects, including being Principal Investigator as follows:

  1. iCOASST – a NERC-funded consortium project on predicting

decadal coastal morphological evolution
  • ESPA Deltas – an ESPA (DFID/NERC/ESRC-funded) project which is examining the future of ecosystem services and human well-being in coastal Bangladesh;
  • DECCMA – a CARRIA (IDRC/DFID-funded) project which is examining adaptation to climate change in the three contrasting deltas of the Volta, Mahanadi and Ganges-Brahmaputra Deltas, with a main focus on migration.
  • He was awarded the Roger Revelle Medal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in 2008. This recognises ‘outstanding contributions to the ocean sciences by inspired researchers who communicate their knowledge and global vision of the challenges facing our Planet in order to shape a better future for humankind’.

    See Web page: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/about/staff/rjn.page

    Table of contents (14 chapters)

    • The Challenge for Coastal Management During the Third Millennium

      Dawson, Richard J. (et al.)

      Pages 1-78

    • Climate Downscaling: Local Mean Sea Level, Surge and Wave Modelling

      Wolf, Judith (et al.)

      Pages 79-102

    • Broad-Scale Hydrodynamic Simulation, Wave Transformation and Sediment Pathways

      Chini, Nicolas (et al.)

      Pages 103-124

    • Land Use Dynamics and Coastal Management

      Fontaine, Corentin M. (et al.)

      Pages 125-146

    • Evaluating Broadscale Morphological Change in the Coastal Zone Using a Logic-Based Behavioural Systems Approach

      Hanson, Susan (et al.)

      Pages 147-165

    Buy this book

    eBook $139.00
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    • ISBN 978-94-007-5258-0
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    Hardcover $179.00
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    • ISBN 978-94-007-5257-3
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Broad Scale Coastal Simulation
    Book Subtitle
    New Techniques to Understand and Manage Shorelines in the Third Millennium
    Editors
    • Robert J. Nicholls
    • Richard J. Dawson
    • Sophie A. Day (née Nicholson-Cole)
    Series Title
    Advances in Global Change Research
    Series Volume
    49
    Copyright
    2015
    Publisher
    Springer Netherlands
    Copyright Holder
    Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
    eBook ISBN
    978-94-007-5258-0
    DOI
    10.1007/978-94-007-5258-0
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-94-007-5257-3
    Series ISSN
    1574-0919
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XXI, 398
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    59 b/w illustrations, 94 illustrations in colour
    Topics