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Coastal Environment, Disaster, and Infrastructure

A Case Study of China's Coastline

Edited by X. San Liang

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology


Yuanzhi Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

The coastal environment is deteriorating at an alarming rate and is currently a great societal concern. This book provides a selected collection of papers on coastal environmental change, coastal disasters, and coastal infrastructure due to global warming, with a focus on the coasts of the rapidly developing country China. What makes the book distinctly different from others is its diversity, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of coastal problems. With contributions from over 30 authors, the book is a comprehensive account of diverse topics, such as coastal upwelling, estuarine processes, coastal pollution, sea level rise, meteorological and atmospheric problems, urbanization and the heat island effect, and coastal infrastructure, to name just a few, from theoretical study and phenomenological description, to methodological development. This book is expected to serve as a relatively comprehensive reference for coastal researchers, graduate students, as well as policymakers and coastal resource managers.

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Coastal Environment, Disaster, and InfrastructureA Case Study of China's CoastlineEdited by X. San Liang

Published: November 14th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79950

ISBN: 978-1-78984-394-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-393-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-841-8

Copyright year: 2018

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6622 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Coastal Upwelling Off the China Coasts

By Jianyu Hu, X. San Liang and Hongyang Lin


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2. The Yellow Sea Surface Cold Patches in Warm Seasons

By X. San Liang, Minghai Huang, Hui Wu and Yihe Wang


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3. Saltwater Intrusion in the Changjiang Estuary

By Jianrong Zhu, Hui Wu, Lu Li and Cheng Qiu


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4. Dynamics of the Changjiang River Plume

By Hui Wu, Tianning Wu, Jian Shen and Jianrong Zhu


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5. Marine Ecological Disasters and Their Physical Controlling Mechanisms in Jiangsu Coastal Area

By Min Bao, Weibing Guan, Zhenyi Cao, Qi Chen and Yun Yang


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6. Nuclear Pollution in the East China Sea from the Fukushima Disaster

By X. San Liang and Yineng Rong


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7. Long-Term Sea Level Variability in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea

By Ying Xu, Mingsen Lin and Quanan Zheng


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8. The Slow Coastal-Trapped Waves off Subei Bank in the Yellow Sea and Their Climatic Change in the Past Decades

By X. San Liang


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9. Analysis for Soil Moisture in Jiangsu Province, China, Using GLDAS Data

By Jingze Cai, Yuanzhi Zhang, Yu Li, Tingchen Jiang, X. San Liang, Xia Lu and Jin Yeu Tsou


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10. Analysis for the Effect of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) on the Coastal Environments of Jiangsu Province, China

By Chenxu Ji, Yuanzhi Zhang, Kapo Wong, Yu Li, Tingchen Jiang, Xiangsan Liang and Xia Lu


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11. The Cyclogenesis and Decay of Typhoon Damrey

By X. San Liang and Lan Wang


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12. Analysis of Urban Impervious Surface in Coastal Cities: A Case Study in Lianyungang, China

By Tingchen Jiang, Yuxi Liu, Kapo Wong, Yuanzhi Zhang, Yu Li and X. San Liang


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13. Evaluating Urban Heat Island Effects in Rapidly Developing Coastal Cities

By Siqiang Wang, Meng Xiang, Yanan He, JinYeu Tsou, Yuanzhi Zhang, X. San Liang and Xia Lu


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14. Evaluation of Ocean Forecasting in the East China Sea

By Xiaochun Wang, Yingjun Zou and Xianqiang He


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15. Validation and Application of SMAP SSS Observation in Chinese Coastal Seas

By Qiong Wu, Xiaochun Wang, Xianqiang He and Wenhao Liang


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