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Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone

Computer Modelling and Remote Sensing, 1st Edition

Edited by Arthur P. Cracknell, E.S. Rowan

CRC Press

389 pages

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Hardback: 9780750305631
pub: 1989-01-01
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As people come to realize the importance of the environmental impact of human activities, the study of the coastal zone has become increasingly important. In addition, new environmental legislation at regional, national, and international levels will doubtless highlight the importance of a fuller understanding of the coastal areas. Together, these factors have led to substantial new requirements for the acquisition and monitoring of relevant environmental information and for a fuller understanding of the processes at work-work for which the use of remote sensing techniques is essential.

To meet the requirements of this emerging discipline, Physical Processes in the Coastal Zone: Computer Modelling and Remote Sensing integrates basic physical processes with extensive information from remote sensing systems such as those on aircraft and spacecraft. It covers the physical processes that occur in the coastal zone, an area in which 60% of the world's population live. Written by international experts, the text provides a comprehensive, graduate-level introduction and overview that is suitable both for those entering the field and for those already working within it.

Table of Contents

Overview of physical processes and remote sensing in the coastal zone by Cracknell

Fractals: how long is the coastline? by Rees

Fluid dynamics in the coastal zone by Folkard

Mathematical modeling of coastal processes by Dong

Remote sensing of coastal environment and resources by Klemas

Airborne remote sensing of fish habitat, channel morphology and riprian conditions by Roberts, Bach, Coburn, and Haefele

Acquisition of satellite based remote sending data for coastal applications by Crawford

Data fusion by Parks

The carbon biogeochemical cycle: mangroves and the coastal zone by Ong

The Earth's radiation budget: factors affecting it in coastal regions by Varotsos and Chronopoulos

Near-shore bathymetry and side-scan sonar by Wewetzer and Duck

An introduction to underwater light processes by Malthus

Radiometric calibration of an optical spectrometer by Gu

Developments in radar and satellite rainfall measurement by Nirala and Cracknell

Mixing of sediments in estuaries by McManus

Computer modeling and earth observation: providing data for coastal engineering by Millard

Remote sensing for coastal zone management-new techniques and applications in the Netherlands by Feron

Pollution monitoring: cleaning coastal zones in the post-Soviet era by Victorov

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Geophysics
SCIENCE / Physics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems