COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT: THEORY AND MEASUREMENTS 1. The coastal oceannY.R. Rao, C.R. Murthy and P.C. Sinha 2. Introduction to transport phenomenanG. Jayaraman 3. Coastal marine diffusion processesnC.R. Murthy and Y.R. Rao 4. Measurements of currents in the coastal oceannJ. Bull and Y.R. Rao 5. Remote sensing applications to coastal oceanographynP.C. Pandey, Raj Kumar, A.K.Verma, A.K. Mathur and N. Chaturvedi COASTAL MARINE POLLUTION 6. Costal transport and dispersion modellingnY.R. Rao and C.R. Murthy 7. Modelling of circulation and salinity in estuariesnP.C .Sinha, Y.R. Rao ,A.D. Rao and S.K. Dube 8. Modelling and measuring sediment transport in lakesnT. Huttula COASTAL MARINE HAZARDS 9. A real time storm surge prediction system for the east coast of IndianS.K. Dube, A.D. Rao, P.C. Sinha and P. Chittibabu 10. Prediction of tropical cyclone tracks in the North Indian OceannU.C. Mohanty and A.K. Gupta 11. Risk analysis for oil spillage in marine environmentnM. Mohan COASTAL MARINE POLICY/MANAGEMENT 12. National legislation and international conventions relating to marine pollutionnB.R. Subramanian 13. Central considerations in initiating and operating programs in integrated coastal management nBiliana Cicin Sain and R.W. Knecht 14. Geographical information systems for integrated coastal resource managementnMd. Rais 15. Integrated coastal area management - the case of IndianG. N. Swamy
Although numerous books have been written on both monitoring and modelling of coastal oceans, there is a practical need for an introductory multi-disciplinary volume to non-specialists in this field. The articles commisioned for this book, organized into four major themes, are written by experts in their disciplines while the text is intended for scientists who do not have extensive training in marine sciences and coastal zone management. As such, the articles in this monograph can be a valuable reference for practicing professionals. The first section introduces the complex physical processes with main emphasis on waste disposal in the coastal ocean. Following this, examples of instrumentation techniques that are commonly used for measuring different properties of oceans are discribed. Coastal and estuarine transport and dispersion modelling is introduced in the next section with examples from different parts of the world. The last section provides an overview of coastal disasters such as tropical cyclones, storm surges and oil spills.