Using Geographical Information Systems is there evidence to suggest that the Saltmarsh in Langstone Harbour, South England is threatened?

Stevenson, Paul (2006) Using Geographical Information Systems is there evidence to suggest that the Saltmarsh in Langstone Harbour, South England is threatened? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation considers how the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can be used to portray whether the saltmarsh in Langstone Harbour is threatened. It uses a range of resources to depict what elements have damaged other saltmarshes, and then incorporates ideas such as coastal squeeze, sea-level rise and eutrophication to show what has happened to the saltmarsh in Langstone between 1980 and 1999. The later part of the dissertation explains how GIS and models could be used in future analysis of the saltmarsh, and then explains whether the saltmarsh is threatened, and what could be done to mitigate the threats. It has been found that the saltmarsh is threatened by eutrophication and possibly coastal squeeze.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/231

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