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Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies

Series: Coastal Systems and Continental Margins Volume: 2

Edited By: John D Milliman and Bilal U Haq

369 pages, Figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #61055 | ISBN: 0792339339
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This volume explores the concepts of sea-level rise and coastal subsidence, both natural and anthropogenically accelerated, in the form of a series of case studies in such diverse locations as Bangkok, Bangladesh, Venice, and the Niger and Mississippi deltas, as well as a discussion of the economic, engineering and policy responses that must be considered if the effects of local sea-level rise are to be mitigated.


Contents

Sea-level Rise and Coastal Subsidence - Towards Meaningful Strategies; J.D. Milliman, B.U. Haq. Part I: Processes and Problems. 1. Global Sea-Level Rise: Past and Future; S.C.B. Raper, et al. 2. Land Subsidence in Coastal Lowlands; S. Jelgersma. 3. River-Sediment Inputs to Major Deltas; R.H. Meade. 4. Coastal Erosion and Rising Sea-Level; E.C.F. Bird. Part II: Case Studies. 5. Land Subsidence in Bangkok During 1978-1988; P. Nutalaya, et al. 6. Coastal Erosion in the Gulf of Thailand; S. Vongvisessomjai, et al. 7. Nature of Sediment Load in the Ganges-Brahmaputra River Systems in India; V. Subramanian, A.L. Ramanathan. 8. Subsidence of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta of Bangladesh and Associated Drainage, Sedimentation and Salinity Problems; M. Alam. 9. Tectonic, Eustatic and Isostatic Changes along the Indian Coast; K.R Subrahmanya. 10. Effect of Sea-Level Rise and Human Activity on the Yangtze Delta, China; Ren Mei-e, J.D. Milliman. 11. Rising Sea-Level and Subsidence of the Northern Nile Delta: A Case Study; M.Kh. El-Sayed. 12. Land Subsidence and Sea-Level Rise: The Case of the Po Delta Region, Italy; G. Sestini. 13. The Niger Delta and Sea-Level Rise; A. Chidi Ibe. 14. Sea-Level Rise and the Stability of Barrier Islands, with Special Reference to the Wadden Sea; H. Postma. 15. Subsidence, Sea-Level Rise, and Wetland Loss in the Lower Mississippi River Delta; J.T. Wells. Part III: Strategies. 16. Economizing Human Responses to Subsidence and Rising Sea Level; J.M. Broadus. 17. Man-Made Projects and Relative Sea-level Rise; J.G. de Ronde. 18. Impact of Sea Level Rise on Flood Control in Bangkok and Vicinity; S. Sabhasri, K. Suwarnarat. 18. Impact of Sea Level Rise on Flood Control in Bangkok and Vicinity; S. Sabhasri, K. Suwarnarat. Coastal Vulnerability: Hazards and Strategies; B.U. Haq, J.D. Milliman.

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