Special Issue "Monitoring and Modelling of Coastal Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2021.
Interests: Oceanographic modeling; Physical oceanography; Coastal hydrodynamics; Marine environment monitoring; Outfall design and impact evaluation; Sediment transport and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
The coastal zone is under continuous anthropogenic pressures, because it includes the largest percentage of the world population and economy.
Moreover, coastal areas are also under high environmental risk due to severe meteorological and oceanic conditions. Sea level changes due to waves, tides, and storm surges in tandem with climatic-induced changes increase the risk of coastal flooding and the inundation of significant coastal areas. The potential damages to infrastructure, cost in lives, and ecological impacts increase the need for accurate operational platforms to both monitor and forecast the coastal ocean dynamics.
The pollution risks due to industry, urban environment, agriculture, oil drilling, and shipping also require the development of state-of-the-art techniques to measure and simulate the coastal environment to monitor its quality, develop the most appropriate measures in case of an accident (e.g., oil spills), and improve long-term design and management. The meteorological and river inputs in the ocean are significant factors that have to be cautiously included in both observational and modeling efforts. The coastal ocean is not only an economic source due to naval transportation, fisheries, and tourism but also due to the energy that can be produced under the exploration of ocean movements (e.g., waves, currents, sea level).
Prof. Yannis N. Krestenitis
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Observational studies and monitoring of the coastal environment
- Operational forecast platforms and monitoring systems
- Coastal floods and inundation of coastal zones
- Impacts of climate change to the coastal zone and adaptation measures
- Data assimilation techniques in numerical simulations of coastal dynamics
- Interaction between drainage basins, deltaic systems, and marginal seas
- Monitoring and modeling of pollution in the coastal ocean
- Oil spill modeling in the coastal environment
- Coastal altimetry products and applications
- Coastal erosion and protection measures
- Techniques for energy production in the coastal zone
- Ocean dynamics and biochemical processes in the coastal and shelf environment
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Simulating destructive and constructive morphodynamic processes in steep beaches
Authors: Katerina Kombiadou1,*, Susana Costas1, Dano Roelvink2
1Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), University of Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, Edf. 7, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
2IHE Delft institute for Water Education, Water Science and Engineering Dept., Westvest 7, 2611AX Delft, the Netherlands
Abstract: Beach morphodynamic modelling efforts mostly focus on reproducing storm erosion over event-timescales, disregarding post-storm recuperation. Yet, the full cycle of beach profile response is critical to simulating and understanding morphodynamics over longer temporal scales. The coupled XBeach-Duna model is calibrated using beach profiles from a reflective beach (Praia de Faro, in S. Portugal) during and after the Emma storm. Simulated profiles effectively capture storm erosion, but also berm growth and gradual recovery of the profiles. The experiments are repeated using schematised wave conditions and comparing model accuracy, to achieve optimised schemes that will provide the key to pass on to long-term
2. Title: The impact of tides on the Bay of Biscay dynamics
Authors: John Karagiorgos, Vassilios Vervatis, and Sarantis Sofianos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Physics, Athens, Greece
3. Title: The role of mesoscale dynamics over Northwestern Cuba on the Loop Current evolution in 2010, during the Deepwater Horizon incident
Authors: Y. Androulidakis; V. Kourafalou; M. Le Henaff; H. Kang; N. Ntaganou