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Coastal Environment V: Incorporating Oil Spill Studies


Series: Environmental Studies Volume: 10

Edited By: CA Brebbia, JM Saval Perez, L Garcia Andion and Y Villacampa

WIT Press

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #151365 | ISBN: 1853127108
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Highlighting the monitoring, analysis and modelling of environmental problems in coastal regions, including sea, air and other phenomena, this book features papers from the fifth international conference on this subject. Topics related to the prevention, alleviation and minimization of adverse effects are emphasised, while related areas such as the practical applications of computer modelling are also included.


Part I: COASTAL ENVIRONMENT. Section 1: Ecology and the environment. Effective use of geophysical sensors for marine environmental assessment and habitat mapping; The use of ecological models in the sustainable management of Estuaries; Planning of protection zones and management costs in protected coastal areas; Environmental considerations for sustainable development of the coastal region of Makri in the Evros prefecture, Greece; The management of the coastal grasslands of Estonia; The development of vessel wave wake criteria for the Noosa and Brisbane Rivers in Southeast Queensland. Section 2: Water quality issues. Observations of nutrient release into semi-enclosed macrotidal lagoons; A stochastic-dynamic model to predict fecal coliforms at the mouth of the Anasco River; Development of a biomarker to detect bird fecal waste in environmental waters; Faecal coliform, Escherichia coli or what?; Increase sensitivity in detection and quantitation of virulence factors of Aeromonas hydrophila and Aeromonas caviae using quantitative PCR; Coastal pollution monitoring by an automatic multisampler coupled with a fluorescent antibody assay; Pollution source tracking to meet the demands of a revised European Union bathing water Directive; Distribution and sources recognition of PAHs and PCBs in the sediment of Kaohsiung Harbour, Taiwan; Salinity intrusion in coastal flood mitigation drains and creeks; Flood events and the hydrology of a complex catchment: the drainage basin of the Venice Lagoon. Section 3: Wetlands. A surface flow constructed wetland as a measure to maintain the natural habitat of a reserve and a way to reuse wastewaters; Effects of wrack accumulation on Spartina alterniflora, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City; Nitrogen removal in constructed wetland treating wastewater from;the seafood industry;. Section 4: Sediment problems. Integrated monitoring system of littoral and fluvial sediment transport in Basilicata; The geotechnical properties of the sediment body in the estuary of he Ra'a River, Croatia;Section 5: Coastal restoration. Artificial headlands for coastal restoration; Building up the future: participative design of a rural development plan for the coastal communities of the arid regions of Baja California, Mexico; Survey of fishermen attitudes in Japan. Section 6: Atmospheric aspects. An assessment of the sea/valley breeze and its impact on ozone Behaviour; Coastal breezes and breeze induced waves in the Bay of Naples; The evaluation of representative day and least representative day in a complex coastal area. Section 7: Sea states forecasting. Sea storms which affected central Tyrrhenian coasts of the Italian peninsula in 2002; Wave spectral evolution on the coastlines of southern Italy; On the maximum wave height in the lifetime of a sea structure; Semiprobabilistic integrated model for real sea forecasting. Part II: OIL SPILL STUDIES. Section 1: Modelling of trajectory and fate of spills. Mathematical modelling of oil

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