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By R. W. G. Carter, C. D. Woodroffe, Orson van de Plassche

This e-book assesses how coastlines switch and the way they've got advanced during the last few thousand years. It introduces the various most modern innovations in coastal morphodynamics, spotting that coasts boost via co-adjustment of strategy and shape. The authors learn specific sorts of coasts--deltas, estuaries, reefs, lagoons and polar coasts--in element with conceptual types built at the foundation of well-studied examples. as well as being a textual content for graduate-level scholars, it is a finished resource for geologists, engineers, environmental scientists, planners and coastal managers.

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For example, Young & Bryant (1992) consider that they have been able to identify an event, around 100000 years ago, which devastated the coast of southeast Australia. They believe this may have been caused by a massive submarine landslip in the Hawaiian Islands 105000 years BP, creating a group of tsunami waves which radiated circumferentially across the southwest Pacific. Young & Bryant are able to point to a wide range of what at first appear to be anomalous shore features, including rock channels across headlands, scoured and fluted rock platforms at a variety of levels, poorly-sorted high-level boulder deposits (some boulders weigh over 100 tonnes), and hummocky 'dump' deposits in sheltered areas.

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