Volume 1 2012

Wisconsin's Water Library

Controlling Coastal Challenges

Just about 40 percent of Wisconsin residents live along the Great Lakes. These coastal communities face challenges. Wisconsin Sea Grant assists in protecting coastal environmental resources, strengthening economies and enhancing quality of life. The library recently received a grant from the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries to purchase coastal engineering books in support of this work.

FUTURE FLOODING AND COASTAL EROSION RISKS
By Colin Thorne, Edward Evans and
Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell. London: Thomas Telford, 2007.
Offering a comprehensive insight into the flooding system, this book forecasts the manner in which flooding and coastal erosion risks may increase during the 21st century due to climate change and socio-economic development. It also examines ways to manage these changes and risks.

PORT DESIGNER’S HANDBOOK (2ND EDITION)
By Carl Thoresen. London: Thomas Telford, 2010.
This book provides recommendations for the layout, design and construction of modern port structures, including developments in navigation safety, port planning and site selection, cargo handling, and fender and mooring principles.

PIERS, JETTIES AND RELATED STRUCTURES EXPOSED TO WAVES: GUIDELINES FOR
HYDRAULIC LOADINGS

By Kirsty McConnell, William Allsop and Ian Cruickshank.
London: Thomas Telford, 2004.
Marine structures require careful assessment of their hydraulic loads. This volume includes guidance on hydraulic design, including wave conditions, prediction of scour and vessel mooring loads. New methods for the prediction of wave loading, including forces on the underside of jetty decks, are also discussed.

MANUAL ON THE USE OF TIMBER IN COASTAL
AND RIVER ENGINEERING

By Matt Crossman and Jonathan Simm.
London: Thomas Telford, 2004.
This manual covers the principal issues surrounding the use of timber in coastal river engineering.

If you wish to see more books on this topic, visit our recommended reading list at aqua.wisc.edu/channel/10.

Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.




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