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Estuaries of South America

Their Geomorphology and Dynamics

  • Gerardo M. E. Perillo
  • María Cintia Piccolo
  • Mario Pino-Quivira
  • South American estuaries are described in detail for the first time

  • Contains original data from the largest estuaries in the world


Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Gerardo M. E. Perillo, M. Cintia Piccolo, Mario Pino-Quivira
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gilberto Rodríguez
    Pages 15-34
  4. Luis Felipe Niencheski, Maria da Graça Baumgarten, Gilberto Fillmann, Herbert L. Windom
    Pages 67-81
  5. M. Cintia Piccolo, Gerardo M. E. Perillo
    Pages 101-132
  6. Mariana B. Framiñan, María P. Etala, Eduardo M. Acha, Raúl A. Guerrero, Carlos A. Lasta, Otis B. Brown
    Pages 161-194
  7. Gerardo M. E. Perillo, M. Cintia Piccolo
    Pages 195-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-223

About this book


The original idea of this book started when we were making a residual fluxes study of the Paranagua Coastal Lagoon (Brazil) near the colonial town of Guaraque~aba.Among the beautiful mangroves of this Brazilian National Park, between profile and profile, we wondered why South American estuaries were little known in the international arena. Besides, most of the papers published in the literature are based on biological research. Practically nothing is known about their geomorphology and dynamics. That night, while we were walking along the hilly streets of the town, we decided that the only way to have an idea about the degree of advance in the geomorphology and dynamics of our estuaries was to ask the proper South American researchers to write review articles about the estuaries in which they were working or about the gen­ eral state of the art of the Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the estuar­ ies of his/her country. The book grew from then on. Although initially many scien­ tists offer to write a chapter, we ran into the same problem these researchers have to publish in journals, they felt that their English was not good enough and withdrew. However, we are very satisfy about the number and quality of the contributions which also passed a very strong review process.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerardo M. E. Perillo
    • 1
    • 2
  • María Cintia Piccolo
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mario Pino-Quivira
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía, CC 107Bahía BlancaArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de GeologíaBahía BlancaArgentina
  3. 3.Departamento de GeografíaBahía BlancaArgentina
  4. 4.Instituto de GeocienciasUniversidad Austral de ChileValdiviaChile

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