(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Coastal geomorphology : trends and challenges

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Coastal and Estuarine Research Unit, Dep. of Geography, Univ. College London, London, ROYAUME-UNI


This review highlights recent work in coastal geomorphology that challenges existing wisdom, breaks new ground or contributes in some way to wider principles. This review is organized in 5 parts : Non-cohesive and cohesive sediment dynamics; Beach and dune morphodynamics; Late-Holocene and historical coastal evolutionary behaviour; High-resolution topographic data sets and a resurgence of morphometric analysis; A grand challenge : predicting mesoscale coastal behaviour. Coastal geomorphology is at the forfront of the discipline when it comes to the exploitation of new environmental instrumentation and remote sensing technologies. It can only be hoped that the plethora of high-resolution multitemporal data sets will contribute to the advance of geomorphological thinking rather than merely being used to constrain sediment budgets as a basis for the management of localized erosion problems


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 117-129]

Bibliographic references : 3,5 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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