Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes / Edition 2

Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes / Edition 2

by Open University
     
 

Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume belongs to the Open University series on oceanography. It is designed so that it can be read on its own or studied as part of the Open University third-level course, S330 Oceanography.

The book begins by describing the characteristics of waves and tides, and their behaviour in shallow water. After

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Overview

Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume belongs to the Open University series on oceanography. It is designed so that it can be read on its own or studied as part of the Open University third-level course, S330 Oceanography.

The book begins by describing the characteristics of waves and tides, and their behaviour in shallow water. After outlining the sources of sediment supply to the oceans, some theoretical aspects of sediment movement and deposition by currents are considered. After looking at wave action in the littoral zone, the interplay of tidal currents, river flow and wave action in estuaries and deltas are explored. The final chapter provides an overview of shelf processes.

This is a vital book for all oceanography undergraduate students worldwide.

Easy to use question and answer format
Full colour illustrations throughout
35-40% revised and extended from 1st edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750642811
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/11/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Waves; Tides; Introduction to shallow-water environments and their sediments; Principles and processes of sediment transport; Beaches; Estuaries, lagoons and tidal flats; Deltas; Shelf seas.

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