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Lagoon Environments Around the World

A Scientific Perspective

Lagoon Environments Around the World - A Scientific Perspective covers a wide range of topics. Typically bordering between land and sea, lagoons are among the most diversely utilized waterways on the planet. Lagoons are extremely important environments socio-economically, and their usage places ever increasing stress on these very sensitive aquatic regions. The effective management of shallow aquatic environments requires a detailed scientific understanding of the various contributary natural processes. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. This book draws on international scientific research to examine the following lagoon related issues: classification, circulation hydrodynamics, ecosystems, sedimentation, anthropogenic stresses, and response to extreme events. The research was carried out by researchers who specialize in shallow water processes and related issues.

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Lagoon Environments Around the WorldA Scientific PerspectiveEdited by Andrew James Manning

Published: March 11th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77559

ISBN: 978-1-78985-096-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-095-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-953-9

Copyright year: 2020

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2 Crossref Citations

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1. Pollution Issues in Coastal Lagoons in the Gulf of Mexico

By Alfonso Vazquez Botello, Guadalupe de la Lanza Espino, Susana Villanueva Fragoso and Guadalupe Ponce Velez


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2. Environmental Monitoring of Water Quality as a Planning and Management Tool: A Case Study of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Giordano Gandhi, Obraczka Marcelo, de Souza Monica Medeiros, Mello Monique Alves Leite and e Marques Carine Ferreira


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3. Hypersaline Lagoons from Chile, the Southern Edge of the World

By Gonzalo Gajardo and Stella Redón


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4. Morphodynamics in a Tropical Shallow Lagoon: Observation and Inferences of Change

By Alfred Sunday Alademomi, Andrew J. Manning, Victor J. Abbott and Richard J.S. Whitehouse


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5. A GIS-Based Approach for Determining Potential Runoff Coefficient and Runoff Depth for the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA

By Philip W. Bellamy and Hyun Jung Cho


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6. Autonomous Systems for the Environmental Characterization of Lagoons

By Monica Rivas Casado, Marco Palma and Paul Leinster


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7. Process-Based Statistical Models Predict Dynamic Estuarine Salinity

By Christina L. Durham, David B. Eggleston and Amy J. Nail


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8. Subtropical Coastal Lagoon from Southern Brazil: Environmental Conditions and Phytobenthic Community Structure

By Leticia Donadel and Lezilda Torgan


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9. Lagoons Reefs of Alacranes Reef and Chinchorro Bank: Ocean Reef of Mexican Atlantic

By Daniel Torruco, M. Alicia González-Solis and Ángel Daniel Torruco González


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