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Coastal & Estuarine Environments: Sedimentology, Geomorphology & Geoarchaeology

Product Code: SP175
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by K. Pye & J. R. L. Allen
Publication Date: 12 December 2000
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Out of print in book format. Available electronically via the Lyell Collection.


In a world of increasingly rapid technological and economic development, sea-level rise, and possible global climate change, central tasks facing the coastal and estuarine manager are to predict and manage change, undertaken against a background of constantly moving goalposts. There is an urgent need for a much better framework of background environmental data and more effective and reliable management tools, founded on sound scientific understanding, which can provide necessary guidance and the basis for policy formulation. Although these needs have been recognized, and some progress has been made in the past few years, of which this volume is an example, an adequate suite of such tools and frameworks for environmental monitoring is still some way off. The broad selection of papers included in this volume reflects the wide range of research currently being undertaken in coastal and estuarine environments, but underlines the fact that there are still significant gaps in understanding and major needs for further research which crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. This volume brings together the results of recent research of sedimentologists, geomorphologists, archaeologists, engineers and others, expounding their methods and concerns, and identifying further areas where future joint work might be fruitful. Readership Sedimentologists, Geomorphologists, Archaeologists, Engineering Geologists, Researchers and academics with an interest in coastal and estuarine environments and climate change.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-070-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-070-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 470
Weight: 1.30 kg


Preface. PYE, K & ALLEN, J. R. L. Past present and future interactions and management challenges and research needs in coastal and estuarine environments. MCMANUS, J. Sedimentation associated with estuarine frontal systems. BARTHOLDY, J. Processes controlling import of fine-grained sediment to tidal areas: a simulation model. DUCK, R.W. & WEWETZER, S.F.K Relationship between current measurements and sonographs of subtidal bedforms in the macrotidal Tay estuary, Scotland. VAN PROOSDIJ, D., OLLERHEAD, J. & DAVIDSON-ARNOTT, R.G.D Controls on suspended sediment deposition over single tidal cycles in a macrotidal saltmarch, Bay of Fundy, Canada. SCHOSTAK, L.E., DAVIDSON-ARNOTT, R.G.D., OLLERHEAD, J. & KOSTASCHUK, R.A. Patterns of flow and suspended sediment concentration in a macrotidal saltmarsh creek, Bay of Fundy, Canada. TOWNEND, I. & DUN, R. A diagnostic tool to study long-term changes in estuary morphology. ANTHONY, E.J Marine sand supply and Holocene coastal sedimentation in northern France between the Somme estuary and Belgium. VASSEUR, B. & HEQUETTE, A. Storm surges and erosion of coastal dunes between 1957 and 1988 near Dunkerque, France, southwestern North Sea. ANTHONY, E. J. & DOBRONIAK, C. Erosion and recycling of aeolian dunes in a rapidly infilling macrotidal estuary: the Authie, Picardy, northern France. PIERCE, L. R. Lake gravel beach sedimentological variability: Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, Scotland. NEAL, A. & ROBERTS, C.L Applications of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to sedimentological, geomorphological and geoarchaeological studies in coastal environments. SAYE, S.E. & PYE, K. Textural and geochemical evidence for the provenance of aeolian sand deposits on the Aquitaine coast, SW France. BARRAS, B.F. & PAUL, M.A. Post reclamation changes in estuarine mudflat sediments at Bothkennar, Grangemouth, Scotland. REEVES, A.D. & CHUDEK, J. A. The use of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to assess the impact of oil-related waste on estuarine sediments and sediment dynamics. CROOKS, S. & PYE, K. Sedimentology controls on the erosion and morphology of saltmarches: implications for flood defence and habitat recreation. CAHOON, D.R., FRENCH, J.R., SPENCER, T., REED, D. & MOELLER, I. Vertical accretion versus elevation adjustment in UK saltmarshes: an evaluation of alternative methodologies. ALLEN, J.R.L. Holocene coastal lowlands in NW Europe: autocompaction and the uncertain ground. LONG, A.J., SCAIFE, R.G. & EDWARDS, R.J. Stratigraphic architecture, relative sea-level and models of estuary development in southern England: new data from Southampton Water. BARRIE, J.V. Recent geological evolution and human impact: Fraser Delta, Canada. DAVIS, R.A. & BARNARD, P. L. How anthropogenic factors in the back-barrier area influence tidal inlet stability: examples from the Gulf Coast of Florida, USA. NICHOLLS, R.J., DREDGE, A. & WILSON, T. Shoreline change and fine-grained sediment input: Isle of Sheppey coast, Thames Estuary, UK. MELLALIEU, S.J, MASSÉ, L., COQUILLAS, D., ALFONSO, S. & TASTET, J-P Holocene development of the east bank of the Gironde Estuary: geoarchaeological investigation of the Saint Ciers-Sur-Gironde marsh. GONZALEZ, S., INNES, J., HUDDART, D., DAVEY, P. & PLATER, A. Holocene coastal change in the north Isle of Man: stratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and archaeological evidence. PETZELBERGER, B.E.M. Coastal development and human activities in NW Germany. BELL, M. Intertidal peats and the archaeology of coastal change in the Severn estuary, Bristol Channel and Pembrokeshire. COLES, B. J. Doggerland: the cultural dynamics of a shifting coastline. FIRTH, A. Development-led archaeology in coastal environments: investigations at Queenborough, Motney Hill and Gravesend in Kent, UK. VAN DE NOORT, R. & ELLIS, S. The Humber estuary – managing the archaeological resource in a dynamic environment. Index. Principal authors. K. Pye, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. J. McManus, University of St. Andrews, UK. J. Bartholdy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. R. W. Duck, University of Dundee, UK. D. Van Proosdij, Saint Mary’s University Halifax, Canada. L. Schostak, University of Guelph, Canada. I. Townsend, ABP Research and Consultancy, UK. E. J. Anthony, Universite du Littoral, France. B. Vasseur, Universite du Littoral, France. L. R. Pierce, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. A. Neal, University of Wolverhampton, UK. S. E. Saye, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. B. F. Barras, Heriott-Watt University, UK. A. D. Reeves, University of Dundee, UK. S. Crooks, University of Newcastle, UK. D. R. Cahoon, US Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Centre, USA. J. R. L. Allen, University of Reading, UK. A. J. Long, University of Durham, UK. J. V. Barrie, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada. R. A. Davis, University of South Florida, USA. S. R. Nicholl, Middlesex University, UK. L. Masse, Universite Bordeaux, France. S. Gonzales, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. B. E. M. Petzelberger, Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research, Germany. M. Bell, University of Reading, UK. B. Coles, The University of Exeter, UK. A. Firth, Wessex Archaeology, UK. R. Van de Noort, University of Exeter, UK.


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