Special Issue "Coastal Geomorphology"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Prof. Marta Pérez Arlucea
Coastal environments are essential for human development as they provide many services (touristic activities, fisheries, housing, risk reduction and protection from flooding, amid others). Thus, these environments are under increased pressure. Following this line, this Special Issue of Geosciences aims to assemble high-quality, innovative and original research articles on the study of “Coastal Geomorphology” to advance the state-of-the-art knowledge of research techniques and scientific advances on the study of coastal environments, including morphodynamics, 3D geometric models, sediment dynamics, and distribution.
There are several issues regarding ongoing climate change and anthropogenic pressures, such as sea level rise, flooding, land loss by inundation in wetlands, deltas, etc.; the impact of extreme events and erosion, and several other problems, which are causing an increased concern on coastal management and preservation. The study of different scale, morphological changes caused by all the involved processes are of high relevance for different methodological approaches, chiefly from multi-disciplinary studies (geophysical techniques, such as GPR (ground-penetrating radar), 2D and 3D DEM (digital elevation model) models, aerial photography, remote sensing and GIS (geographic information system), core analysis, morphometric models, numerical modeling, etc.).
Other aspects include the understanding of the decadal influence of climate modes on coastal dynamics and geomorphology or the impact of extreme events causing coastal erosion, such as storm surges and, in a different context, tsunamis. Apart from those mentioned above, there are a wide variety of aspects involving impacts of natural or anthropogenic processes in the recent decades that can be approached from both the technical or scientific points of view.
Prof. Marta Pérez-Arlucea
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- Coastal Morphodynamics
- Coastal flooding and erosion
- Land loss and immersion
- Coastal environments and management
- Coastal hazards
- Sediment dynamics
- GPS, Laser Scanner, and LiDAR mapping
- GPR and 3D models
- Dune stabilization
- Human impacts on the coast
- Impact of climate modes