TY - CHAP A1 - María-Victoria Soto A2 - Misael Cabello A3 - Joselyn Arriagada-González ED1 - Yuanzhi Zhang ED2 - X. San Liang Y1 - 2021-01-05 PY - 2021 T1 - Current Geodynamics and Evolutionary Trends of a Headland Bay Beach System in the Semi-Arid Coast of Chile N2 - In recent years, coastal environments have drawn an increasing awareness globally, regionally, or locally as in many coastal regions, the rapid industrial, urban, and agricultural development has caused dramatic land use and land cover (LULC) changes and various water pollution events in coastal environments. These environmental consequences of human activities exacerbate the effects of regional and global climate change on the hydrological cycle between the land and ocean, and these effects are frequently hazardous or destructive to coastal regions around the world. Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) technologies are thoroughly adopted and applied to monitor the dynamic change of coastal environments, such as coastal LULC, water quality, and marine ecosystem. BT - Coastal Environments SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94967 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.94967 SN - 978-1-83881-038-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-21 ER -