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Ocean Engineering & Oceanography

Fundamentals of Estuarine Physical Oceanography

Authors: Bruner de Miranda, L., Andutta, F.P., Kjerfve, B., Castro Filho, B.M. de

  • Provides an introduction to the complex system functions, variability and human interference
  • Focuses on circulation, transport and mixing of estuarine and coastal water masses
  • Emphasizes that research and theory are interactive, and the results provide the basic knowledge for the development of the estuarine research
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About this Textbook

This book provides an introduction to the complex system functions, variability and human interference in ecosystem between the continent and the ocean. It focuses on circulation, transport and mixing of estuarine and coastal water masses, which is ultimately related to an understanding of the hydrographic and hydrodynamic characteristics (salinity, temperature, density and circulation), mixing processes (advection and diffusion), transport timescales such as the residence time and the exposure time.
In the area of physical oceanography, experiments using these water bodies as a natural laboratory and interpreting their circulation and mixing processes using theoretical and semi-theoretical knowledge are of fundamental importance. Small-scale physical models may also be used together with analytical and numerical models. The book highlights the fact that research and theory are interactive, and the results provide the fundamentals for the development of the estuarine research.

About the authors

Fernando Pinheiro Andutta is Research Fellow at the Griffith Climate Change Response Program GCCRP at Griffith University, Southport, Australia

Björn Kjerfve is Chancellor of the American University of Sharjah, UAE

Luiz Bruner de Miranda is an emeritus professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

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Belmiro Mendes de Castro Filho is a professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Estuary Studies

    Bruner de Miranda, Luiz (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Circulation and Mixing in Estuaries

    Bruner de Miranda, Luiz (et al.)

    Pages 25-72

  • Estuary Classification

    Bruner de Miranda, Luiz (et al.)

    Pages 73-115

  • Physical Properties and Experiments in Estuaries

    Bruner de Miranda, Luiz (et al.)

    Pages 117-141

  • Reduction and Analysis of Observational Data: Flux and Transport of Properties

    Bruner de Miranda, Luiz (et al.)

    Pages 143-184

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3041-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3040-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Estuarine Physical Oceanography
Authors
Series Title
Ocean Engineering & Oceanography
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3041-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3041-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3040-6
Series ISSN
2194-6396
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 480
Number of Illustrations and Tables
121 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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