Estuarine Science: A Synthetic Approach to Research and Practice

Estuaries are the point of convergence for an array of coastal and ocean environmental issues. Management of these rapidly changing environments requires a whole-system perspective that includes integration of all available knowledge of the ecology, chemistry and physics of estuaries. This work synthesizes the research and writing on marine and coastal environments. Each of the book's five sections introduces a major area of estuarine synthesis; highlights key problems; reports case histories; and recommends types of data to collect, processes to study and models to build for a predictive understanding.