Climate Change: Impact on Coastal Habitation

Climate Change: Impact on Coastal Habitation

by Doeke Eisma
     
 

Temperature and precipitation increase and decrease because of natural causes. However, anthropogenic changes, such as an enhanced greenhouse effect, may result in alterations in the regional climate and in relative sea level. Serious changes in climate and sea level-with adverse effects particularly along low-lying coasts-would affect millions of people. Climate

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Overview

Temperature and precipitation increase and decrease because of natural causes. However, anthropogenic changes, such as an enhanced greenhouse effect, may result in alterations in the regional climate and in relative sea level. Serious changes in climate and sea level-with adverse effects particularly along low-lying coasts-would affect millions of people. Climate Change takes an in-depth, worldwide look at coastal habitation with respect to these natural and anthropogenic changes.
No universally applicable coastal model can be used to describe climatic changes. This unique book provides individual discussions of beaches and barrier islands, cliffs, deltas, tidal flats and wetlands, reefs, and atolls. The impact of climatic change on coastal ecology and agriculture is investigated, and human responses to the effects of climatic change along the world's coasts are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873713016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/06/1995
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The World Heat Budget: Expected Changes1
Ch. 2Recorded Sea Level Variability in the Holocene and Expected Future Changes17
Ch. 3Present and Future Sea Level: The Effects of Predicted Global Changes29
Ch. 4River Flux to the Sea: Impact of Human Intervention on River Systems and Adjacent Coastal Areas57
Ch. 5Response of Estuaries to Climate Change85
Ch. 6Effects of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Sedimentation and Erosion111
Ch. 7Sea Level Rise: A Worldwide Assessment of Risk and Protection Costs137
Ch. 8Impact of Climatic Change on Coastal Cities163
Ch. 9Impact of Climatic Change on the Ecology of Temperate Coastal Wetlands, Beaches, and Dunes189
Ch. 10Impact of Climatic Change on Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Tropical Seagrass Ecosystems209
Ch. 11Impact of Climatic Change on Coastal Agriculture235
Index247

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