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Coastal sensitivity to environmental change : a view from the beach

Landscape sensitivity : principles and applications in northern cool temperate environments

Auteurs :
HANSOM, J.D.
THOMAS, M.F.

Description :
Using mainly Scottish soft coast examples, the changes associated with sensitive coastal landscapes are assessed in terms of the past timing and magnitude of changes in both sea level and sediment economy. Declining abundance of coastal sediment has initiated a process of internal re-organisation that, because of an inherent sensitivity to sea level change and low thresholds for the forcing of change, fundamentally restricts future management options. The paper also attempts to show that hard rock coasts are also responsive to particular types of event on short time scales and examples are discussed that modify the accepted view of hard rock insensitivity to environmental change.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Conference on Landscape Sensitivity, Stirling, Royaume-Uni, 1999-09-02, Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2001, vol. 42, n°. 2-4, p. 291-305, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 36 ref.

Date :
2001

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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