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Climate ChangeImpact on Coastal Habitation - Doeke Eisma

Climate ChangeImpact on Coastal Habitation

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780873713016
Number Of Pages: 272

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Temperature and precipitation increase and decrease because of natural causes. However, anthropogenic changes, such as an enhanced greenhouse effect, may result in alterations in the regional climate and in relative sea level. Serious changes in climate and sea level-with adverse effects particularly along low-lying coasts-would affect millions of people. Climate Change takes an in-depth, worldwide look at coastal habitation with respect to these natural and anthropogenic changes.
No universally applicable coastal model can be used to describe climatic changes. This unique book provides individual discussions of beaches and barrier islands, cliffs, deltas, tidal flats and wetlands, reefs, and atolls. The impact of climatic change on coastal ecology and agriculture is investigated, and human responses to the effects of climatic change along the world's coasts are included.

The World Heat Budget: Expected Changesp. 1
Recorded Sea Level Variability in the Holocene and Expected Future Changesp. 17
Present and Future Sea Level: The Effects of Predicted Global Changesp. 29
River Flux to the Sea: Impact of Human Intervention on River Systems and Adjacent Coastal Areasp. 57
Response of Estuaries to Climate Changep. 85
Effects of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Sedimentation and Erosionp. 111
Sea Level Rise: A Worldwide Assessment of Risk and Protection Costsp. 137
Impact of Climatic Change on Coastal Citiesp. 163
Impact of Climatic Change on the Ecology of Temperate Coastal Wetlands, Beaches, and Dunesp. 189
Impact of Climatic Change on Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Tropical Seagrass Ecosystemsp. 209
Impact of Climatic Change on Coastal Agriculturep. 235
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780873713016
ISBN-10: 087371301X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.11 x 16.15  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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