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Barrier Dynamics and Response to Changing Climate

Editors: Moore, Laura J., Murray, A. Brad (Eds.)

  • Highlights latest insights into the mechanisms driving barrier-island response to changing climate
  • Expands understanding of observations of barrier response to past changes in climate
  • Synthesizes recent advances in assessing the vulnerability of barriers to future changing conditions
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About this book

This book presents chapters, written by leading coastal scientists, which collectively depict the current understanding of the processes that shape barrier islands and barrier spits, with an emphasis on the response of these landforms to changing conditions. A majority of the world’s population lives along the coast at the dynamic intersection between terrestrial and marine ecosystems and landscapes. As narrow, low-lying landforms, barriers are especially vulnerable to changes in sea level, storminess, the geographic distribution of grass species, and the rate of sand supply—some barriers will undergo rapid changes in state (e.g., from landward migrating to disintegrating), on human time scales. Attempts by humans to prevent change can hasten the loss of these landforms, threatening their continued existence as well as the recreational, financial and ecosystem service benefits they provide. Understanding the processes and interactions that drive landscape response to climate change and human actions is essential to adaptation. As managers and governments struggle to plan for the future along low-lying coasts worldwide, and scientists conduct research that provides useful guidance, this volume offers a much-needed compilation for these groups, as well as a window into the science of barrier dynamics for anyone who is generally interested in the impacts of a changing world on coastal environments.

About the authors

Dr. Laura J. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an expert on large-scale coastal behavior, barrier island response to climate change, coastal dune dynamics, and couplings between physical, ecological and human dynamics in coastal systems.
Dr. A. Brad Murray is a Professor in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He is a geomorphologist studying landscape evolution, including couplings between physical, ecological, and human dynamics, and responses to changing climate and land use, with a strong focus on coastal environments.

Reviews

“This text represents an excellent launching point for those in need of a foundational understanding of the science of barrier dynamics, and for any researcher who might be interested in the impacts of climate change on coastal environments. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (W. Weston, Choice, Vol. 56 (2), October, 2018)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Runaway Barrier Island Transgression Concept: Global Case Studies

    FitzGerald, Duncan M., B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-56

  • Drowned Barriers as Archives of Coastal-Response to Sea-Level Rise

    Mellett, Claire L. (et al.)

    Pages 57-89

  • Barrier Island and Estuary Co-evolution in Response to Holocene Climate and Sea-Level Change: Pamlico Sound and the Outer Banks Barrier Islands, North Carolina, USA

    Mallinson, David (et al.)

    Pages 91-120

  • Abrupt Increase in Washover Deposition Along a Transgressive Barrier Island During the Late Nineteenth Century Acceleration in Sea-Level Rise

    Rodriguez, Antonio B. (et al.)

    Pages 121-145

  • Follets Island: A Case of Unprecedented Change and Transition from Rollover to Subaqueous Shoals

    Odezulu, Christopher I. (et al.)

    Pages 147-174

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68086-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68084-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Barrier Dynamics and Response to Changing Climate
Editors
  • Laura J. Moore
  • A. Brad Murray
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68086-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68086-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68084-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 395
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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