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Spatial Analysis for Coastal Vulnerability Assessment

Chapter


Abstract


  • Coastal systems are complex. They are variable across a wide range of spatial

    and temporal scales. Coastal processes cannot always be described by the

    basic laws of physics because the multiplicity of components, some hardly

    predictable, interact dynamically along a highly interconnected surface. Bak

    (1997) argued that complex behaviour in nature reflects the tendency of some

    systems to evolve into a ‘poised, critical state, way out of balance’, where

    minor disturbances may initiate a wide range of events. This seems to apply

    particularly well to coastal systems.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bonetti, J. & Woodroffe, C. (2017). Spatial Analysis for Coastal Vulnerability Assessment. In D. Bartlett & L. Celliers (Eds.), Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management (pp. 367-395). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4562

Book Title


  • Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

Start Page


  • 367

End Page


  • 395

Place Of Publication


  • Boca Raton, United States

Abstract


  • Coastal systems are complex. They are variable across a wide range of spatial

    and temporal scales. Coastal processes cannot always be described by the

    basic laws of physics because the multiplicity of components, some hardly

    predictable, interact dynamically along a highly interconnected surface. Bak

    (1997) argued that complex behaviour in nature reflects the tendency of some

    systems to evolve into a ‘poised, critical state, way out of balance’, where

    minor disturbances may initiate a wide range of events. This seems to apply

    particularly well to coastal systems.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bonetti, J. & Woodroffe, C. (2017). Spatial Analysis for Coastal Vulnerability Assessment. In D. Bartlett & L. Celliers (Eds.), Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management (pp. 367-395). Boca Raton, United States: CRC Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4562

Book Title


  • Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management

Start Page


  • 367

End Page


  • 395

Place Of Publication


  • Boca Raton, United States