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Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments

Edited by Andrew J. Manning, ISBN 978-953-307-586-0, 344 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 03, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/827
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Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments is a book which covers a wide range of topics. The effective management of many aquatic environments, requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. Numerical models are often the tool used for predicting the transport and fate of sediment movement in these situations, as they can estimate the various spatial and temporal fluxes. However, the physical sedimentary processes can vary quite considerably depending upon whether the local sediments are fully cohesive, non-cohesive, or a mixture of both types. For this reason for more than half a century, scientists, engineers, hydrologists and mathematicians have all been continuing to conduct research into the many aspects which influence sediment transport. These issues range from processes such as erosion and deposition to how sediment process observations can be applied in sediment transport modeling frameworks. This book reports the findings from recent research in applied sediment transport which has been conducted in a wide range of aquatic environments. The research was carried out by researchers who specialize in the transport of sediments and related issues. I highly recommend this textbook to both scientists and engineers who deal with sediment transport issues.

Prof. Andrew Manning

HR Wallingford Ltd

Prof. Andrew J. Manning is a Principal Scientist at HR Wallingford Ltd in the Coasts & Estuaries Group (UK). Andrew is also Professor specialising in Sediment Dynamical Processes in the Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences (GEES) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Hull, and a Lecturer in Coastal & Shelf Physical Oceanography at Plymouth University (UK). His main area of research is cohesive sediment dynamics in aquatic environments. Of note, Prof. Manning is a world-renowned scientist in the field of flocculation processes. He completed his degree with honours in civil engineering at Polytechnic South West (UK), which was followed by a postgraduate diploma in hydrographic surveying, a masters degree in applied marine science, and a doctorate in cohesive sediment dynamics, all from the University of Plymouth (UK). He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship in 2007. His research interests include: mud flocculation dynamics, modelling & parameterising cohesive sediment mass settling fluxes, mixed sediment transport processes, oceanographic instrument development, and estuarine & coastal hydrodynamics. He has supervised graduates, postgraduates and doctoral students focusing on research in cohesive sediment dynamics. To date he has authored over 90 peer reviewed articles, two thirds of which have been published in international books and journals, plus over 100 published conference abstracts. He has led a number of research projects investigating sediment dynamics in aquatic environments around the world. Andrew was awarded a PU Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship in 2007, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2004. He contributed submissions to both the RAE (2008) and REF (2013) UK academic research assessments at PU. In 2015 Andrew was awarded the ‘Exemplary Act Award’ by the United States Department of the Interior & U.S. Geological Survey.

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Edited Books

  • Sediment Transport Processes and Their Modelling Applications

    Sediment Transport Processes and their Modelling Applications is a book which covers a wide range of topics. The effective management of many aquatic environments, requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. Numerical models are often the tool used for predicting the transport and fate of sediment movement in these situations, as they can estimate the various spatial and temporal fluxes. However, the physical sedimentary processes can vary quite considerably depending upon whether the local sediments are fully cohesive, non-cohesive, or a mixture of both types. For this reason for more than half a century, scientists, engineers, hydrologists and mathematicians have all been continuing to conduct research into the many aspects which influence sediment transport. These issues range from processes such as scour, erosion and deposition, to how sediment process observations can be applied in sediment transport modelling frameworks. This book reports the findings from recent research in applied sediment transport which has been conducted in a wide range of aquatic environments. The research was carried out by researchers who specialise in the transport of sediments and related issues.

  • Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments

    Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments is a book which covers a wide range of topics. The effective management of many aquatic environments, requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. Numerical models are often the tool used for predicting the transport and fate of sediment movement in these situations, as they can estimate the various spatial and temporal fluxes. However, the physical sedimentary processes can vary quite considerably depending upon whether the local sediments are fully cohesive, non-cohesive, or a mixture of both types. For this reason for more than half a century, scientists, engineers, hydrologists and mathematicians have all been continuing to conduct research into the many aspects which influence sediment transport. These issues range from processes such as erosion and deposition to how sediment process observations can be applied in sediment transport modeling frameworks. This book reports the findings from recent research in applied sediment transport which has been conducted in a wide range of aquatic environments. The research was carried out by researchers who specialize in the transport of sediments and related issues. I highly recommend this textbook to both scientists and engineers who deal with sediment transport issues.

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