Climate Change-Driven Changes in The Sea Levels

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2022) | Viewed by 353

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Environmental Engineering Department (UNICAL-DIAm), Capo Tirone Experimental Marine Station, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: atmospheric physics; physical oceanography; hydrodynamics; storm surges; meteorology; climate variability; storm surge forecasting; climate change; ocean modeling; coastal processes; coastal hazards; morphodynamics
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Dear Colelagues,

Worldwide marine and coastal areas are increasingly threatened by the enhancing rate of mean sea level rise, driven by climate change, and the consequences thereof (e.g., shoreline retreat, swells, and flooding events exacerbated by extreme weather). Global mean sea level has risen more than 0.2 m in the last century, with about a third of that occurring in the last two decades, mostly due to the meltwater from glaciers and/or ice sheets, and thermal expansion of warming seawater. Relative sea level rise may be more or less than the (average) global mean sea level rise due to local factors (e.g., subsidence, changes in the use of land, coastal erosion, upstream flood control, changes in sea currents). The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish the most exciting research concerning the state-of-the-art in our understanding and modeling of relative sea level rise due to climate change, with a view on its impact throughout the coastal areas. Contributions are encouraged in topics including the following:

  • Current knowledge of relative sea level changes on interannual and/or centennial timescales;
  • Quantification of the individual contributions by the major underlying processes (i.e., atmospheric, oceanic, and land processes);
  • Development, application and review of downscaling mechanisms of global and large-scale oceanic and atmospheric signals to relative sea level changes;
  • Long-term relative sea level rise under different scenarios of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission;
  • Investigation of the open research questions and review of different approaches used to address them.

Prof. Dr. Riccardo Mel
Guest Editor

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  • storm surge
  • coastal flooding
  • erosion process
  • mathematical modeling
  • sea level rise
  • climate change
  • weather pattern
  • black Body radiation
  • exceedance probability
  • global circulation model
  • downscaling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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