Coastal Environments Problems And Perspectives

Coastal Environments Problems And Perspectives
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Coastal Environments Problems And Perspectives

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Coastal Environments Problems And Perspectives by K.S. Jayappa & A.C. Narayana
Book Summary:

Coastal Environments: Problems and Perspectives display the impact of natural forces and processes on man and also the impact of man on the coastal environment. The exploitation of natural mineral resources, navigation and recreation activities are an integral part of the problems and perspectives of coastal environments.
This volume highlights various processes, particularly sediment transport, coastal erosion and its management, landform evolution and resources of the coastal region. The case studies are presented under each section. The availability of comprehensive basic scientific data is vital for effective coastal zone management. There are sixteen papers together on coastal resources, coastal landforms, coastal erosion, sediment transport and dredging and all these add the scientific information for coastal zone management.


Audience of the Book :
This book will provide the useful information for students and researchers, and readers will enjoy the approach and style of this book.
 
Key Features:

The main features of the book are as follows:

1. The book is divided into 5 sections which deals with coastal resources, coastal landforms, sediment transport and maintenance dredging, coastal erosion and management, and application of RS & GIS and flora in environmental geosciences studies.

2. Each section is embedded with relevant real-life case studies.

3. Profusely illustrated with line drawings, maps and photographs.


Table of Contents:

1. Coastal Environments: Problems and Perspectives

2. Mineral Resources of Coastal Tracts of India

3. Coastal and Marine Fisheries Resources of Kerala – Conservation and Sustainable Development

4. Coastal Fishery Resources of India with Special Reference to Karnataka – Management Implications

5. Bioresources of Coastal Sand Dunes – Are They Neglected ?

6. Evolution of coastal landforms Southern Karnataka: A Remote Sensing Approach

7. Long-term Morphological Changes of Shoreline and Estuaries along the Northern Kerala Coast – Remote Sensing and GIS Based Study

8. Coastal Landforms Changes in and Around Cochin and Their Implications in Coastal Zone Management

9. Delineation of Submerged Paleo-shorelines and Paleo-channels along the Southern Karnataka Coast using Remote Sensing

10. Preparation of Land Use Land Cover Map as an Input to Universal Soil Loss Equation through Remote Sensing and GIS

11. Alongshore Sediment Transport and Maintenance Dredging Practices in Major Ports of India

12. Effects of Hydro-meteorological Conditions on Sediment Transport – A case study in Hugli Estuary using Radiotracers

13. Application of Remote Sensing and Mike-21 for Sediment Dynamics off Mangalore Coast

14. Coastal Erosion and Management

15. Breakwaters – An Innovative Hard Option for Coastal Erosion Mitigation Measures

16. Miramar (Goa) Beach Management Project: An Oceanographic Evolution

17. Failure Analysis of Seawalls along Karnataka Coast and Recent Trends in Coastal Protection

18. Remote Sensing in Gelogical and Environmental Studies

19. Modelling Spatio-temporal Distrib