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Author Dillenburg, Sérgio R.

Title Geology and geomorphology of Holocene coastal barriers of Brazil / Sérgio F. Dillenburg, Patrick A. Hesp
Published Berlin : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 380 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 107
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 107
Contents 1. The basement geology, climate, oceanography, coastal process signatures of the Brazilian coast -- 2. The Brazilian coast in terms of Pleistocene and Holocene (Quaternary) geology and geomorphology -- 3. The southern wave dominated, microtidal coast -- 4. The southeast-northeast wave dominated, microtidal coast -- 5. The northeast wave-dominated micro to meso tidal coast -- 6. The northern tide dominated meso to macrotidal coast
Summary This books presents the first comprehensive overview of the evolution, geology, geomorphology and dynamics of Holocene coastal barriers in Brazil. Following two introductory chapters outlining the coast geology, climate, oceanography, general setting and dynamics, each subsequent chapter deals with the evolution and development of Holocene barriers in each state covering 9,200 kilometers of coastline. The examples cover all tidal types from micro to macro tidal, all wave and wind energies, and virtually every barrier type ranging from barrier islands, spits, strandplains, attached, receded and prograded barriers, climbing, clifftop and falling dunefield barriers and the largest transgressive dunefield barriers in the world. The book has been written by experts in Brazil, and provides a wealth of information previously inaccessible to scientists, students and managers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geology -- South Atlantic Ocean.
Coastal zone management -- Brazil.
Form Electronic book
Author Hesp, P. (Patrick)
LC no. 2008935323
ISBN 3540250085