Special Issue "Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge"


A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Rick Luettich
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA
Website: http://luettich.web.unc.edu; http://ims.unc.edu/home/people/luettich/
E-Mail: rick_luettich@unc.edu
Interests: coastal hazards; storm surge modeling; coastal hydrodynamics; coastal risk assessment, risk reduction and resilience; coupled physical-biological processes.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, the risk associated with living in the coastal zone is substantial and rising due to large and growing populations, commerce and infrastructure in coastal areas, relative sea level rise and the impacts of a warming climate on storm characteristics. The principal coastal hazards in much of the world are the storm surge, coastal flooding and surface waves caused by severe tropical or extra-tropical storms. As we seek to manage coastal risk and create more resilient coastal communities, it is essential that we continue to improve our understanding of, and skills in predicting these hazards and the hazard reducing effectiveness of mitigating measures ranging from man-made structures to nature-based features.

This Special Issue seeks to compile the current state of the art related to coastal hazards due to storm surge, flooding and surface waves. Contributions are encouraged in topics including:

  • improved understanding of coastal hazards;
  • improved physics for coastal hazard models;
  • coupled hydrologic and coastal hazard models;
  • surrogate modeling;
  • improved solution algorithms for coastal hazard models, particularly for new generation computer architectures;
  • statistical hazard prediction, particularly as influenced by relative sea level rise and climate change;
  • deterministic and probabilistic, event-based forecasting;
  • novel solutions for hazard reduction;
  • design criteria for nature-based hazard reduction measures; and
  • process-based and applied studies.

Prof. Rick Luettich
Guest Editor


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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • storm surge
  • coastal flooding
  • waves
  • coastal hazards
  • computer modeling
  • coastal hazard reduction
  • nature-based solutions
  • storm surge barriers
  • tropical cyclones
  • hurricanes
  • coastal storms
  • sea level rise
  • climate change

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p. 128-145
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(1), 128-145; doi:10.3390/jmse3010128
Received: 5 December 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
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p. 73-86
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(1), 73-86; doi:10.3390/jmse3010073
Received: 19 October 2014 / Accepted: 29 January 2015 / Published: 12 February 2015
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