Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the Lakshadweep Coral Islands in the Indian Ocean

  • T.N. Prakash
  • L. Sheela Nair
  • T.S. Shahul Hameed

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. T. N. Prakash, L. Sheela Nair, T. S. Shahul Hameed
    Pages 1-16
  3. T. N. Prakash, L. Sheela Nair, T. S. Shahul Hameed
    Pages 17-31
  4. T. N. Prakash, L. Sheela Nair, T. S. Shahul Hameed
    Pages 33-59
  5. T. N. Prakash, L. Sheela Nair, T. S. Shahul Hameed
    Pages 61-86
  6. T. N. Prakash, L. Sheela Nair, T. S. Shahul Hameed
    Pages 87-97
  7. T. N. Prakash, L. Sheela Nair, T. S. Shahul Hameed
    Pages 99-111

About this book

Introduction

The Lakshadweep islands are a group of 36 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. These small islands are unique for their aquatic bio-diversity and vast blue lagoons. This book presents the results of studies done by the authors during the period 1990 to 2009 that address the beach morphology, hydrodynamics, energy resources and management options with special reference to the issue of both natural and anthropogenic coastal erosion. The relatively low island elevation makes the islands more susceptible to high-wave attack and coastal flooding during adverse weather conditions. The islands are also prone to risks from episodic events like cyclones and deep depressions. This highlights the need for a comprehensive study of the wave, climate and coastal processes at work during different seasons to delineate the factors responsible for shoreline changes and also to identify the locations that need protection and the management options.

This book will serve as a guide to researchers, scholars and students who are interested in the coastal processes of coral islands.

Keywords

Coastal Erosion and Coral Islands Integrated Coastal Zone Mangement Lakshadweep Archipelago and Natural Hazards Shoreline Changes and Coastal Processes Wave Power and Coastal Erosion

Authors and affiliations

  • T.N. Prakash
    • 1
  • L. Sheela Nair
    • 2
  • T.S. Shahul Hameed
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Sciences DivisionNational Centre for Earth Science StudiesTrivandrumIndia
  2. 2.Marine Sciences DivisionNational Centre for Earth Science StudiesTrivandrumIndia
  3. 3.Marine Sciences DivisionNational Centre for Earth Science StudiesTrivandrumIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12367-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12366-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12367-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5369
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5377
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