Sediment transport dynamics in ports, estuaries and other coastal environments

Wang, X.H., and Andutta, F.P. (2013) Sediment transport dynamics in ports, estuaries and other coastal environments. In: Manning, Andrew J., (ed.) Sediment Transport Processes and their Modelling Applications. InTech, Croatia, pp. 3-36.

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[Extract] Given ever expanding global trade, the international economy is linked to the well-being of major coastal infrastructures such as waterways and ports. Coastal areas comprise about 69% of the major cities of the world; therefore the understanding of how coastal aquatic environments are evolving due to sediment transport is important. This manuscript discusses topics from both modelling and observation of sediment transport, erosion and siltation in estuarine environments, coastal zones, ports, and harbour areas. It emphasises particular cases of water and sediment dynamics in the high energy system of the Po River Estuary (Italy), the Adriatic Sea, the Mokpo Coastal Zone (South Korea), the Yangtze Estuary and the Shanghai Port, the Yellow Sea (near China), and Darwin Harbour (Northern Australia). These systems are under the influence of strong sediment resuspension/deposition and transport that are driven by different mechanisms such as surface waves, tides, winds, and density driven currents.

Item ID: 24067
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
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ISBN: 978-953-51-1039-2
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 05:15
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 33%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040501 Biological Oceanography @ 34%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040599 Oceanography not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 34%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961102 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 33%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961199 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water not elsewhere classified @ 33%
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