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Tsunamis and Earthquakes in Coastal Environments : Significance and Restoration (Hardcover)
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Comprehensive descriptions of multi-scale impacts of tsunami and earthquake events help readers of this book to understand the complicated interactions developed in coastal zones. Earthquakes and tsunamis, particularly those of large magnitude like the Indian and Pacific Ocean, have shaped coastal environments and impacted water bodies and ecosystems including beaches, estuaries, rivers and coastal lagoons. These chapters explore both spatial and temporal impacts and provide information and examples from various countries. In addition to direct impact and response due to flooding and abrasion, readers may explore physical, chemical and biological responses in coastal morphology, water quality and ecosystems.
This book looks at the benefits and potential negative consequences of restoration, amelioration and protection plans and activities in damaged coastal areas. With some exceptions, these have been done based upon human needs, adding to serious environmental problems. However, in some cases more careful environmental considerations have been taken and overall negative effects reduced. This book explores ways to achieve a sustainable, resilient environment and society with smart, post-event recovery, making it beneficial to researchers and students in science and engineering as well as policy-makers, urban planning engineers and coastal managers.