Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Geomorphology 

Geohazard in Rocky Coastal Areas

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 322

Edited By: C Violante

Geological Society

Hardback | Aug 2009 | #182778 | ISBN-13: 9781862392823
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 week Details
NHBS Price: £112.00 $156/€128 approx

About this book

This Special Publication provides a range of methods and approaches for characterizing and modelling mass-wasting phenomena responsible for land degradation and erosion in rocky coastal areas. Rocky coasts occur in a variety of geological settings with a wide range of morphologies depending on rock type, tectonics and climate. In all these settings, slope instability represents the most important geological process that significantly influences the human use of coastal resources over a range of magnitudes and periods of recurrence.

The reported case studies in the volume deal with land-born geological processes that deliver sediment to the coast and open sea at intermittent time intervals, often with catastrophic implications. They include large slope failures on both volcanic and non-volcanic coastal areas, cliff recession and floods of coastal streams from key areas of the Italian peninsula. All these studies seek to establish sea-land correlations based on marine geophysical investigations and field analyses, and to highlight the role of documentary sources in order to recognize geological constraints for hazard assessment in rocky coastal areas.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Mountains: The Origins of the Earth's Mountain Systems

NHBS Price: £24.99 $35/€28 approx

General Geocryology

NHBS Price: £67.99 $95/€77 approx

The Evolution of the Chilean-Argentinean Andes

NHBS Price: £112.00 $156/€128 approx

Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf

NHBS Price: £79.99 $112/€91 approx

The Antarctic Subglacial Lake Vostok

NHBS Price: £135.00 $188/€154 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194