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Geomorphology of Rocky Coasts

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By: T Sunamura

302 pages, Figs, tabs.

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #20258 | ISBN: 0471917753
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Subjects include wave dynamics, mechanics of rock properties, present-day processes of cliff recession and related morphologies such as shore platforms, continental shelves and marine terraces, effects of various engineering structures and beach mining on rocky coasts.


Nearshore wave field; water level factors - tides and storm surges; strength of landform materials; processes of cliff erosion; underwater bedrock erosion; shore platforms; some characteristic erosional landforms; effects of human activity on rocky coasts. Appendices: conversion factors; world-wide coastal cliff erosion rates.

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