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Estuaries and Coastal Zones

Dynamics and Response to Environmental Changes

Edited by Jiayi Pan

Jiangxi Normal University


Adam Devlin

Jiangxi Normal University

Estuaries and their surrounding wetland regions are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, with more than half of humanity inhabiting their shores. Anthropogenic factors make estuaries highly susceptible to ecosystem degradation. Coastal waters are closely connected with human activity, and their dynamic processes may greatly affect coastal environments. This book provides a compendium of studies on estuarine dynamics, river plumes, and coastal water dynamics, studies that have investigated the changes in estuarine and coastal zones in response to sea-level rise and other environmental factors, and policy and management strategies to ensure the health and economy of coastal zones. This book aims to display novel frontiers in these fields and may help to inspire in-depth studies in the future.

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Estuaries and Coastal ZonesDynamics and Response to Environmental ChangesEdited by Jiayi Pan

Published: March 25th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77837

ISBN: 978-1-78985-580-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-579-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-317-9

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

3052 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. A 30-Year History of the Tides and Currents in Elkhorn Slough, California

By William W. Broenkow and Laurence C. Breaker


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2. Tidal Evolution Related to Changing Sea Level; Worldwide and Regional Surveys, and the Impact to Estuaries and Other Coastal Zones

By Adam Thomas Devlin and Jiayi Pan


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3. Linear and Nonlinear Responses to Northeasters Coupled with Sea Level Rise: A Tale of Two Bays

By Stephen Moore, Huijie Xue, Neal R. Pettigrew and John Cannon


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4. Coastal Altimetry: A Promising Technology for the Coastal Oceanography Community

By Xi-Yu Xu, Ke Xu, Ying Xu and Ling-Wei Shi


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5. Structure and Dynamics of Plumes Generated by Small Rivers

By Alexander Osadchiev and Peter Zavialov


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6. Circulations in the Pearl River Estuary: Observation and Modeling

By Jiayi Pan, Wenfeng Lai and Adam Thomas Devlin


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7. Phytoplankton Biomass and Environmental Descriptors of Water Quality of an Urban Lagoon

By Marco V.J. Cutrim, Francinara S. Ferreira, Lisana F. Cavalcanti, Ana K.D.S. Sá, Andrea Christina Gomes de Azevedo-Cutrim and Ricardo Luvizotto Santos


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8. Variations of the Absorption of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in the Pearl River Estuary

By Xia Lei, Jiayi Pan and Adam Thomas Devlin


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9. Response of Coastal Upwelling East of Hainan Island in the South China Sea to Sudden Impact and Long-Term Variability of Atmospheric Forcing

By Lingling Xie and Mingming Li


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10. Strengthening Democracy in Indonesian Marine Spatial Planning through Open Spatial Data

By Adipandang Yudono and Permana Yudiarso


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11. Environmental Problems and Coastal Mitigation in South America: Examples from Northeast Brazil and Northern Colombia

By Vanda Claudino-Sales, Ping Wang, Fábio Perdigão Vasconcelos and Adely Pereira Silveira


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