Special Issue "Coastal Hazards Related to Water"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2018
Prof. Rick Luettich
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA
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Interests: coastal hazards; storm surge modeling; coastal hydrodynamics; coastal risk assessment, risk reduction and resilience; coupled physical-biological processes.
Water draws us to the coast, yet its destructive and life-threatening power poses the principal hazard to life, property, and economies in much of the world’s coastal zone. 2017 was another year of intense tropical cyclone activity, especially in the Atlantic Basin, with devastating consequences throughout the Caribbean, parts of the US, and even the British Isles. Globally, severe tropical and extra-tropical storms continue to cause deaths, massive destruction, and provide constant reminders of the escalating risk associated with living in the coastal zone. The continued growth in commerce, infrastructure, and population; relative sea level rise; and the impacts of a warming climate on storm characteristics are all contributing to an increase in the risk associated with living at the coast. As we seek to manage this risk and create more resilient coastal communities, it is essential that we continue to improve our understanding of and skill in predicting water-related hazards and the efficacy of all potential mitigating measures.
This Special Issue will build on the very successful JMSE issue "Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge", and is envisioned as a forum for documenting advances in the state of the art in water-related coastal hazards associated with severe storms, whether attributable to storm surge, surface waves, or precipitation-based flooding. Contributions are encouraged in topics including:
- improved understanding of coastal hazards;
- improved coastal hazard predictive capabilities;
- hydrologic, surge, and wave models, particularly coupled models;
- climatic and relative sea level change influences on coastal hazards;
- coastal hazards statistics;
- improved solution algorithms for coastal hazard models, particularly for new computer architectures;
- deterministic or probabilistic event-based forecasting;
- novel solutions for coastal hazard reduction;
- quantifying the effectiveness of nature-based coastal hazard reduction;
- surrogate modeling of coastal hazards, and
- process-based and applied studies.
Prof. Dr. Rick Luettich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- coastal hazards
- coastal flooding
- storm surge
- hydrologic flooding
- coastal hazard reduction
- nature-based solutions
- storm surge barriers
- tropical cyclones
- extra-tropical storms
- coastal storms
- sea level rise
- climate change