X. San Liang

Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

Dr. Liang received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, MA, USA. He has worked at China’s State Oceanic Administration, Harvard University, New York University/Courant Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Central University of Finance and Economics/China Institute for Advanced Study, etc., and was a team leader of the Ninth Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition. He is interested in a variety of fields such as, not exclusively, atmosphere-ocean-climate science, nonlinear dynamical systems, turbulence, hydrodynamic stability, multiscale modeling, predictability, information flow, uncertainty estimation, causality analysis, etc. Dr. Liang's contributions include those in multiscale interaction analysis, and causal inference in time series and dynamic events, the latter being a fundamental problem of scientific research.

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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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