Coastal Research Library

Sand and Gravel Spits

Editors: Randazzo, Giovanni, Jackson, Derek, Cooper, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • First time such a collection of works is brought together to examine global location of coastal spits
  • Possible indicator environment for sea-level rise and other climate change impacts
  • Paleo-indicator environment for climate change patterns
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This book draws together a series of studies of spit geomorphology and temporal evolution from around the world. The volume offers some unique insights into how these landforms are examined scientifically and how we as humans impact them, offering a global perspective on spit genesis and evolution.

Spits are unique natural environments whose evolution is linked to the adjacent coast and near shore morphology, sediment supply, coastal dynamics and sea-level change. Over the past century, Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) has risen by 10 to 20 centimetres and many coastal spits represent the first sentinel against coastal submersion.

Scientific research indicates that sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 3.5 millimetres per year since the early 1990s, roughly twice the average speed of the preceding 80 years. This trend, linked to global warming will undoubtedly cause major changes in spit morphology.

Spits are highly mobile coastal landforms that respond rapidly to environmental change. They therefore represent a signature of past environmental change and provide a landform indicator of climate change.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Evolution of Sandspits Along the Caribbean Coast of Colombia: Natural and Human Influences

    Anfuso, G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Patterns of Sand Spit Development and Their Management Implications on Deltaic, Drift-Aligned Coasts: The Cases of the Senegal and Volta River Delta Spits, West Africa

    Anthony, Edward J.

    Pages 21-36

  • El Paramo Transgressive Gravel Spit, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    Bujalesky, Gustavo Gabriel (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • Gravel Spit-Inlet Dynamics: Orford Spit, UK

    Burningham, H.

    Pages 51-65

  • Aeolian Sand Invasion: Georadar Signatures from the Curonian Spit Dunes, Lithuania

    Buynevich, Ilya V. (et al.)

    Pages 67-78

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eBook $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sand and Gravel Spits
Editors
  • Giovanni Randazzo
  • Derek Jackson
  • Andrew Cooper
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13716-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13716-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13715-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37661-5
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 344
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
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