Download e-book for kindle: Coastal Karst Landforms (Coastal Research Library) by Michael J. Lace,John E. Mylroie

By Michael J. Lace,John E. Mylroie

Carbonate rock coasts are came across world-wide, from continental seashores of the Adriatic Sea of Europe to the Yucatan Peninsula of North the United States, and on tropical islands from Rodrigues Island within the Indian Ocean, to the Mariana Islands within the Pacific Ocean, to the Bahama Islands within the Atlantic Ocean.  Such coasts are popular for his or her strange and specified karst landforms. Karst strategies, rather these linked to coastal landforms, are proving to be unusually distinctive and complicated.

This quantity offers a complete evaluate of the tactics linked to coastal karst improvement evaluating examples from a extensive geographical and geomorphological diversity of island and continental shoreline/paleoshoreline settings, together with a overview of pseudokarst approaches that may compete with and overprint dynamic coastal karst landscapes.

As potent administration of hydrologic assets grows extra complicated, coastal caves and karst characterize basic elements in linked coastal aquifers, which within the rock checklist may also shape major petroleum reservoirs.

Audience  through offering a clearer knowing of the geological, organic, archaeological and cultural worth of coastal caves and karst assets, this quantity bargains a severe device to coastal researchers and geoscientists in comparable fields and to coastal land managers because it illustrates the variety of coastal karst landforms, the original strategies which shaped them, the range of assets they harbor and their dating to coastal quarter renovation innovations and the improvement of sustainable administration approaches.

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