All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Hydrosphere  Oceanography

Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling

By: Philip PG Dyke
257 pages, Figs, tabs
Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling ISBN: 9780792379959 Hardback Dec 2000 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
    £129.99
    #119960
Selected version: £129.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Since the computing revolution, modelling has become the most important way in which we further our knowledge about how the sea moves and how the processes in the sea operate. The coast and the continental shelf are two of the most important areas of the sea to understand. "Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling" is therefore very timely and important. In this text, modelling the processes that occur in the sea is motivated continually through real life examples. Sometimes these are incorporated naturally within the text, but there are also a number of case studies taken from the recent research literature. These will be particularly valuable to students as they are presented in a style more readily accessible than that found in a typical research journal. The motivation for modelling is care for the environment.The well publicised problem of global warming, the phenomenon of El Nino, more localised pollution scares caused by tanker accidents and even smaller scale coastal erosion caused by storms all provide motivation for modelling and all get coverage in this text. Particularly novel features of the book include a systematic treatment of the modelling process in a marine context, the inclusion of diffusion in some detail, ecosystems modelling and a brief foray into wave prediction. The final chapter provides the reader with the opportunity to do some modelling; there are many worked examples followed by exercises that readers can try themselves. All answers are provided.Throughout, the style is informal and the technicalities in term of mathematics are kept to a minimum. "Coastal and Shelf Sea Modelling" is particularly suitable for graduate marine and oceanographic modelling courses, but will also prove useful to coastal engineers and students at any level interested in the quantitative modelling of marine processes. It is stressed that only a minimal level of mathematics (first year calculus or less) is required; the style and content is introductory.

Contents

1. The Modelling Process. 2. Dynamic Balances. 3. Numerical Methods. 4. Boundary Conditions. 5. Modelling Diffusion. 6. Modelling on the Continental Shelf. 7. Environmental Impact Modelling. 8. Modelling in Action. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

Customer Reviews

By: Philip PG Dyke
257 pages, Figs, tabs
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife