Environmental Coastal Regions III
Edited By: G.R. Rodriguez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain and C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, United Kingdom and E. PEREZ MARTELL, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spa
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
This book addresses the monitoring, analysis, and modelling of coastal waters, air, and ground phenomena, all of which need to be understood in order to prevent, alleviate, or minimise environmental problems.
As population growth and industrial and tourism development continue in coastal zones, the environmental stress on nearshore water, air, and ground increases. In addition, almost all activities or actions on or around the coast generate conflicts among different interested parties such as users, landowners, engineers, ecologists, economists, and politicians. Effective strategies for management must therefore consider the coast as a dynamic integrated system in which inputs, outputs, and recirculation of matter and energy control environmental quality.
Presenting up-to-date strategies that highlight the computer modelling of seas and coastal regions under normal and extreme conditions, this volume contains contributions from scientists studying many coastal zones around the world. First presented at the Third International Conference on Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions, these are divided under the following headings: Environmental Management; Environmental Impact Assessment; Harbours, Ports and Marinas; Oil Slicks and Spills; Erosion and Drift; Sediment Transport; Remote Sensing; Pollution Studies; Hydrodynamics and Transport Modelling; and Water Quality Issues.