River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis

River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis

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ISBN-13: 9780511851766
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Series: Cambridge Critical Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

John D. Milliman is Chancellor Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, Virginia, and has been at the forefront of studies of river runoff to the coastal ocean since the 1970s. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the 1992 Francis P. Shepard Medal for Excellence in Marine Geology. He is Editor of Deep-Sea Research Part II and has published more than 150 research papers and book chapters.
Katherine L. Farnsworth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geoscience at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines the interaction between fluvial and marine systems including the flux and fate of sediments to the coastal oceans.

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Runoff, erosion and delivery to the coastal ocean; 3. Temporal variations; 4. Human impacts; Appendices. Global River Database: Appendix A: North and Central America; Appendix B: South America; Appendix C: Europe; Appendix D: Africa; Appendix E: Eurasia; Appendix F: Asia; Appendix G: Oceania; References; Index.

What People are Saying About This

"..this book is actually quite engaging. The writing style is clear, direct, and informal..Anyone interested in continental- to global-scale particle and dissolved fluxes from the continents to the world ocean will benefit from having this material close at hand.." - Chris Paola, Oceanography Journal

"For university libraries and many research institutions dealing with global and regional change, this reference work is indispensable. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only public global reference database on river discharge to the coastal ocean. The authors who must have put an incredible amount of time and dedication into this work deserve great respect and thanks." - Environmental Earth Science Journal

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