Publisher description for Changing sea levels : effects of tides, weather, and climate / David Pugh.


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Counter Flooding of coastal communities is one of the major causes of environmental disasters world-wide. This textbook explains how sea levels are affected by astronomical tides, weather effects, ocean circulation and climate trends. Based on courses taught by the author in the U.K. and the U.S., it is aimed at undergraduate students at all levels, with non-basic mathematics being confined to Appendices and a website http://publishing.cambridge.org/resources/0521532183/.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sea level, Tides, Storm surges, Climatic changes Environmental aspects