Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series “Marine Geological Hazards”"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Geological Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2023 | Viewed by 257

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anabela Oliveira
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Divisão de Geologia Marinha, Instituto Hidrográfico Rua das Trinas 49, 1249-093 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: marine geology; sediment dynamics; clay mineralogy (X ray diffraction) and mineralogical tracers; nepheloid layer dynamics; physical processes
Prof. Dr. Niki Evelpidou
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Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: geomorphology; coastal geomorphology; sea level changes; palaeogeographic reconstructions; geoarchaeology; the study and modelling of natural hazards, with emphasis on the use of new technologies and innovation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rising human population densities in coastal regions of the world, the advance of exploration activities in deep waters, uncertainties and concerns related to climate change, and the devastation of coastal areas by tsunamis generated by earthquakes and landslides (e.g., Southeast Asia 2004 and Japan 2011) are responsible for the growing importance and awareness related to marine geological hazards research. Research on high energy events is essential to understand coastal evolution, the response of the coastal zone, and impact on coastal morphodynamics. The purpose of the invited Special Issue is to publish the most interesting research with respect to the above topics, to provide a faster reviewing and publishing time, and to propagate the articles freely for research, teaching, and reference purposes.

High-quality works related to the various aspects mentioned below are encouraged.

  • Tsunamis/paleo-tsumanis;
  • Coastal erosion;
  • Coastal hazards;
  • Submarine landslides;
  • Seabed sand waves;
  • Earthquakes;
  • Case studies;
  • Tracers;
  • Modeling;
  • Effects on benthic fauna.

Dr. Anabela Oliveira
Prof. Dr. Niki Evelpidou
Guest Editors

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  • tsunamis
  • landslides
  • sediments
  • erosion
  • models
  • transport
  • coastal hazards

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Hurricane Kay (September 2022) Impacts Rocky Shores in the Loreto Area of Baja California Sur, Mexico
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11(2), 323; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11020323 - 02 Feb 2023
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This project follows a tradition of survey work undertaken to appraise physical and biological damage in the aftermath of hurricane-strength winds and waves at a given locality where conditions were well documented prior to the arrival of a particular storm. The locality is [...] Read more.
This project follows a tradition of survey work undertaken to appraise physical and biological damage in the aftermath of hurricane-strength winds and waves at a given locality where conditions were well documented prior to the arrival of a particular storm. The locality is the 12 m limestone terrace at Arroyo Blanco on the eastern shores of Isla del Carmen in Baja California Sur, Mexico. A study undertaken in February 2018 established that the surface of the terrace is covered by a coastal boulder deposit that features large slabs of limestone pealed from the outer edge by strong surf attributed to storms of hurricane intensity but unknown date. The largest slabs tend to be rectilinear in shape vulnerable to dislodgement along horizonal bedding planes and weaknesses in vertical joints. These blocks are sufficiently large and weigh enough that movement by humans without necessary mechanical equipment would be impossible. Hurricane Kay, rated as a Category 2 storm, struck the island on 8 September 2022 and an effort was made to visit the area for reconnaissance and detailed survey work soon afterwards. Although a Category 2 storm lacked the energy to remobilize the largest limestone slabs on the terrace, it was found that the storm was sufficient to disturb the adjacent seabed and redeposit as many as 44 sea fans onto the terrace by overwash; the sea fans belonged to the species Pacifigorgia adamsi. Moreover, a species of land plant common to the limestone terrace is the Gulf Star Violet (Stenotis mucronate); it suffered significant desiccation and death due to saltwater exposure. The occurrence of large potholes on the limestone terrace represents a style of physical erosion previously undocumented at the locality and rarely seen elsewhere on rocky shores. Full article
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