A practical guide to the latest remote and in situ techniques used to measure sediments, quantify seabed characteristics, and understand physical properties of water and sediments and transport mechanisms in estuaries and coastal waters. Covering a broad range of topics from global reference frames and bathymetric surveying methods to the use of remote sensing for determining surface-water variables, enough background is included to explain how each technology functions. The advantages and disadvantages of each technology are explained, and a review of recent fieldwork experiments demonstrates how modern methods apply in real-life estuarine and coastal campaigns. Clear explanations of physical processes show links between different disciplines, making the book ideal for students and researchers in the environmental sciences, marine biology, chemistry and geology, whose work relies on an understanding of the physical environment and the way it is changing as a result of climate change, engineering and other influences.
R. J. Uncles has worked on estuarine and coastal projects at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and overseas since gaining a Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (1972) and has published numerous research articles. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and was President of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) between 2009 and 2012. S. B. Mitchell lectures at the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Portsmouth, having gained a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 1998. He serves as editor-in-chief for the Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science journal and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Results of his extensive estuarine and coastal field work have been published widely.
1. Estuarine and coastal hydrography and sediment transport R. J. Uncles and S. B. Mitchell; 2. Bathymetric and tidal measurements and their processing V. J. Abbott; 3. Acoustic seabed survey methods, analysis and applications G. E. Jones, V. J. Abbott, A. J. Manning and M. Jakt; 4. Temperature, salinity, density and current measurements and analysis A. J. Souza; 5. Measurement and analysis of waves in estuarine and coastal waters J. Wolf; 6. Estuarine deposited sediments: sampling and analysis K. L. Spencer; 7. Suspended particulate matter: sampling and analysis S. B. Mitchell, R. J. Uncles and J. A. Stephens; 8. Suspended particulate matter: the measurement of flocs A. J. Manning, R. J. S. Whitehouse and R. J. Uncles; 9. Sediment transport: instrumentation and methodologies K. Black, J. Poleykett, R. J. Uncles and M. R. Wright; 10. The use of autonomous sampling platforms with particular reference to moored data buoys J. R. Fishwick and J. Turton; 11. Satellite and aircraft remote sensing S. J. Lavender; Index.