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Hydrodynamics of coastal waters of the great lakes: observations and modeling for water quality
Author : Ram Yerubandi
Introduction
The coastal zones of oceans and lakes are truly dynamic ecological systems with continuous natural
erosion and accretion at the shoreline. At the coastal interface, the sea is shallow and the land is low.
Sand and mud flats receive frequent floods and river run-off, while wind and waves bring continual
change to the shoreline. However, it is maní»s activities which cause the greatest and most rapid
change, and which are the primary reason for the concern with coastal resources management. The
coastal zone is particularly vulnerable to global changes such as climate change, sea level change,
which is in itself a derivative of the climate change, and changes in uses of land and fresh water.
These global changes may fundamentally modify geomorphologic, hydrodynamic, geochemical and
biological processes in the coastal zone and affect significantly transports of materials from the land
to rivers and seas
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Article : Hydro-environment
Date Published : 28/08/2015
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