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Main Title Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene The Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme / [electronic resource] :
Author Crossland, Christopher J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kremer, Hartwig H.
Lindeboom, Han J.
Marshall Crossland, Janet I.
Tissier, Martin D. A.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
ISBN 9783540278511
Subjects Meteorology. ; Oceanography. ; Ecology. ; Nature Conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation XIX, 232 p. 121 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Coastal Zone - a Domain of Global Interactions -- Dynamics of the Coastal Zone -- C, N, P Fluxes in the Coastal Zone -- The Catchment to Coast Continuum -- Synthesis of Main Findings and Conclusions. In global coastal zones, the major fabric of goods and services for human welfare as well as global changes are extraordinarily visible. They are shaped by natural Earth systems processes on a planetary scale, which are reflected in a continuously adapting coastal environment. Now, in the "Anthropocene", human society is a greater catalyst for change - impacting and modifying coastal processes. This book synthesizes knowledge on coastal and riverine material fluxes, biogeochemical processes and indications of change, and the human influence, before looking at future research and management needs. It is a milestone rather than a destination on the journey which continues under the new International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the LOICZ II (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) Project.