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The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of Coastal Engineering from basic theory to engineering practice. The authors of this book are worldwide authorities in the field. Each chapter deals with an important topic in the field of coastal engineering. The topics are of recent deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and other natural disasters.
For proper coastal zone management, a broad range of knowledge is necessary. This book provides a basic understanding of the theories behind the diverse natural phenomena within the coastal areas, such as waves, tsunamis and sediment transport. The book also introduces various coastal conservation technologies such as coastal structures and beach nourishment. Finally, coastal zone management practices in the USA, Europe, and Japan are introduced.
Each chapter is self-standing and readers can begin from any topic depending on their interest.
Introduction (Robert L Wiegel)
Random Waves in the Sea*(Yoshimi Goda)*
Tsunamis — Their Coastal Effects and Defense Works (Nobuo Shuto)
Basic Coastal Sediment Transport Mechanisms (Peter Nielsen)
Morphology of Erosional and Accretionary Coasts (Paul D Komar and Tsuguo Sunamura)
Numerical Modeling of Nearshore Wave Transformation*(Hitoshi Nishimura and Masahiko Isobe)*
Physical Modeling — Renewed Importance (J William Kamphuis)
Field Observations and Data Management (Gary P Mocke and Francois Smit)
Beach Nourishment (Robert G Dean)
Dredging of Navigational Channels (John B Herbich)
Enhancement of Marine Habitats (Makoto Nakamura and Shinya Otake)
Hydro-Environmental Assessment of Coastal and Estuarine Systems (H Lee Butler and Carl F Cerco)
Coastal Zone Management (1) — US Perspective (Peter Grenell)
Coastal Zone Management (2) — The European Perspective (Hans Kunz)
Coastal Zone Management (3) — Sediment Movement and Beach Transformation Due to Port Construction in Japan (Kazumasa Katoh)
Coastal Zone Management (4) — Downcoast Erosion Triggered by Exhaustion of Sand Supply from Sea Cliffs with Northern Kujukuri Beach in Japan Taken as Example (Takaaki Uda)
View on Future Prospects of Coastal Engineering (Kiyoshi Horikawa)
Readership: Undergraduates and graduate students in coastal engineering or environmental science, researchers and professionals.
This book focuses on important topics in coastal region
This book covers topics from theories of waves and sand transport to coastal engineering practice such as beach protection
This book provides advanced knowledge in coastal engineering