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Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes

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Publisher Comments:

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

Book News Annotation:

This textbook, as part of the Open University third-level course S330 Oceanography, describes the characteristics of waves and tides and their behavior in shallow water, sediment movement and deposition by currents, wave action in littoral zones, shelf processes, and the interplay of tidal currents, river flow and wave action in estuaries.
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Synopsis:

A study of waves, tides and shallow-water processes. It describes 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.

Synopsis:

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

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203) and index.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750642811
Other:
Wright, John
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Other:
Wright, John
Author:
Open University
Author:
Butterworth
Author:
Wright, John
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Tides
Subject:
Waves
Subject:
Coasts
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
1346
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in

Related Subjects

Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Water Supply
History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General

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"Synopsis" by , A study of waves, tides and shallow-water processes. It describes 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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

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