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Coastal Storms : Processes and Impacts (Hardcover) (Paolo Ciavola & Giovanni Coco)
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Coastal Storms will provide a comprehensive introduction to storms and associated impacts, including meteorological coastal storm definitions and related potential consequences. Storm induced erosion and coastline retreat, overwash, coastal inundation, estuarine and bay flooding. Structures overtopping and damage will be explained taking into account the involved hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes ad will be an ideal reference for both students and researchers in this field. The monitoring methods of coastal storms, their prediction, early warning systems and modeling of consequences will be analysed taking into consideration the latest developments in the field and recent results from research projects in Europe and the United States. Finally, methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation will be detailed, storm impact indicators will be suggested for different hazards and coastal management procedures analysed.
Coastal Storms intends to be the first book specifically devoted to the analysis of coastal storms from their definition to the final consequences and management, using state-of-the art knowledge by including contributions from leading researchers in the field.
This book will present a comprehensive overview of coastal storms, their processes and characteristics, the main hazards (e.g. overwash, inundation and flooding, erosion, structures overtopping), and how to monitor and model storms. The book will also address state of the art forecasting, prediction and early warning which is the basis for a correct risk evaluation and to develop adequate coastal indicators and management options.
This book is the third volume of a series, which will gather scientific and policy-related knowledge related to climate-related extreme events. Invited authors are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields, who have built-up worldwide networks in the framework of EU-funded research programs. The present volume series will hence reflect the most recent science and policy advances in the field focusing on their operational application.