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Coastal Storms

Processes and Impacts

Coastal Storms by Paolo Ciavola
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A comprehensive introduction to coastal storms and their associated impacts

Coastal Storms offers students and professionals in the field a comprehensive overview and groundbreaking text that is specifically devoted to the analysis of coastal storms. Based on the most recent knowledge and contributions from leading researchers, the text examines coastal storms’ processes and characteristics, the main hazards (such as overwash, inundation and flooding, erosion, structures overtopping), and how to monitor and model storms. The authors include information on the most advanced innovations in forecasting, prediction, and early warning, which serves as a foundation for accurate risk evaluation and developing adequate coastal indicators and management options.

In addition, structural overtopping and damage are explained, taking into account the involved hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes. The monitoring methods of coastal storms are analyzed based on recent results from research projects in Europe and the United States. Methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation are detailed, storm impact indicators are suggested for different hazards and coastal management procedures analyzed. This important resource includes:

  • Comprehensive coverage of storms and associated impacts, including meteorological coastal storm definitions and related potential consequences
  • A state-of-the-art reference for advanced students, professionals and researchers in the field
  • Chapters on monitoring methods of coastal storms, their prediction, early warning systems, and modeling of consequences
  • Explorations of methods for vulnerability and risk evaluation and suggestions for storm impact indicators for different hazards and coastal management procedures

Coastal Storms is a compilation of scientific and policy-related knowledge related to climate-related extreme events. The authors are internationally recognized experts and their work reflects the most recent science and policy advances in the field.

Wiley; March 2017
288 pages; ISBN 9781118937075
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Title: Coastal Storms
Author: Paolo Ciavola; Giovanni Coco
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