This book was developed from lecture notes for a course in Coastal Dynamics and Shoreline Protection addressed to students of Environmental Sciences. This is the reason why it is organized to introduce the reader to the fundamental principles of the topics treated in each chapter. It can be used as a training aid for both students and practicing engineers, as almost each topic is developed with case studies. The book, which deals primarily with sandy coastlines, is divided into three parts. In the first part, which is limited to chapter 1 – Integrated approach to coastal dynamics, the reader is introduced to the approach of a coastal erosion and remediation study and to the coastal management. In the second part the meteomarine factors cited in chapter 1 are treated in some detail, together with the mechanisms of sediment transport. The topics dealt with are, among others, linear and higher order waves, random waves and spectra, wave transformation in the coastal zone, water levels, short-term and long-term wave prediction, sediment transport, shoreline and beach profile modeling. The third part deals with the selection among alternative protection systems and tries to give the reader some basic elements of hydraulic and structural design for both rigid structures and beach fills.

INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL DYNAMICS AND SHORELINE PROTECTION

2006

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This book was developed from lecture notes for a course in Coastal Dynamics and Shoreline Protection addressed to students of Environmental Sciences. This is the reason why it is organized to introduce the reader to the fundamental principles of the topics treated in each chapter. It can be used as a training aid for both students and practicing engineers, as almost each topic is developed with case studies. The book, which deals primarily with sandy coastlines, is divided into three parts. In the first part, which is limited to chapter 1 – Integrated approach to coastal dynamics, the reader is introduced to the approach of a coastal erosion and remediation study and to the coastal management. In the second part the meteomarine factors cited in chapter 1 are treated in some detail, together with the mechanisms of sediment transport. The topics dealt with are, among others, linear and higher order waves, random waves and spectra, wave transformation in the coastal zone, water levels, short-term and long-term wave prediction, sediment transport, shoreline and beach profile modeling. The third part deals with the selection among alternative protection systems and tries to give the reader some basic elements of hydraulic and structural design for both rigid structures and beach fills.
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