This invaluable volume consists of five articles covering a wide range of topics in coastal engineering. The reader can find a paper discussing the modern optical measurement techniques applied to wave studies. An introductory paper on wavelet theory provides readers with a new perspective on coastal and ocean engineering data analysis. For those who are interested in wave modeling, a review article on the stochastic evolution models is included. A detailed review paper on the recent sediment transport research should supply enough motivation for more research in this area. Finally, readers who are interested in history can find an interesting article reviewing the coastal development and coastal engineering activities in Japanese history.
History of coastal engineering in Japan, K. Horikawa; wavelet transform and new perspective on coastal and ocean engineering data analysis, P.C. Liu; stochastic evolution models for nonlinear gravity waves over uneven topography, Y. Agnon and A. Sheremet; sediment transport in oscillatory sheet flow, T. Asano; optical studies of wave kinematics, C.A. Greated and N. Emarat.