157 pages, 203 illus
Estuaries represent one of the most complex and fascinating of the natural environments, where constantly changing water depths generate rapidly reversing currents and transport vast quantities of salt, heat and sediment on a daily basis.
"Estuaries: Monitoring and Modeling the Physical System" introduces readers to these processes with a wide ranging introduction to the geological evolution of estuaries, and details of bathymetry, tides, currents, salt and heat, and suspended sediment. By carefully building a working computer model which accurately emulates the systems complexities, students learn quickly to model the tides and currents and then to build and test salinity, temperature and suspended sediment modules. The book is strongly supported with a web site which includes: regularly updated dynamic internet references; excelettes for individual formulae; and diagrams full coding for the estuarine model.
Preface Part I Evolution and Monitoring 1. Introduction to Estuarine Systems 2. Monitoring Estuarine Systems Part II The Bathymetry of Estuaries 3. Estuarine Bathymetry 4. Modeling Bathymetry Part III Tides in Estuaries 5. Estuarine Tides 6. Modeling Tides Part IV Currents in Estuaries 7. Estuarine Currents 8. Modeling Currents Part V The Temperature and Salinity of Estuaries 9. Estuarine Temperature and Salinity 10. Modeling Temperature and Salinity Part VI Suspended Particulate Matter in Estuaries 11. Estuarine Particulates 12. Modeling Particulates References Index
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Jack Hardisty is Professor of Environmental Physics at the University of Hull with research interests in sediment flux and wave and tidal renewable energy.