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Coastal Cliffs: Morphology and Management

Series: SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences

By: Eric Bird (Author)

100 pages, 8 colour & 105 b/w illustrations, 106 colour tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Feb 2016 | #232265 | ISBN-13: 9783319290836
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About this book

Coastal Cliffs: Morphology and Management offers an insight into the global occurrence, geomorphology, evolution, weathering and erosion of coastal cliffs and bluffs. Stabilization and preservation of cliffs are treated in detail. Mitigation of cliff hazards and preservation of scenic features and sites of scientific importance requires effective coastal cliff management that can only be based on thorough knowledge of the physical processes at work.

Cliffs have been cut in various geological formations, and have taken shape as a sequel to a world-wide sea level rise. Most cliffs have receded as the result of weathering and erosion, but some are now stable. Where they are actively receding, consuming useful agricultural or forested land or threatening coastal structures such as roads, buildings and seaside towns, it may be necessary to halt their retreat, or at least to modify it, by coastal cliff management.


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Evolution of Cliffs
3. Processes on Cliffs
4. Rates of Cliff Recession
5. Cliff Hazards
6. Scenic and Scientific Values
7. Stabilisation of Cliffs
8. Summary


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