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Special Issue "Effect of Climate Change on Coastal Hydrodynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Laboratori d’Enginyeria Marítima, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BARCELONATECH, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: climate change; coastal engineering; marine hydrodynamics; marine renewable energies; port engineering; water quality
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Special Issue in Energies: Impact of Climate Change on Wave Energy Resources
Climate change generates impacts on the environment, particularly in vulnerable systems like coasts, which are exposed to sea level rise (SLR). Moreover, potential changes in wind and atmospheric pressure patterns will modify hydrodynamic processes like storm surge and wave climate, which are fundamental driving terms on the coast. Since seaports are located on the coast, they are also susceptible to being affected by SLR and wave storms. In addition, lowlying beaches will accommodate these new forcing conditions.
SLR will induce more frequent coastal flooding, and it will increase the water depth around and inside harbours, modifying wave propagation patterns that can, in turn, produce other impacts on beaches and ports, affecting processes such as sediment transport, wave agitation (oscillations due to wind waves within the port), and coastal structure stability. On the other hand, changes in wave height will modify the amount of energy impacting coasts or entering into harbours, while changes in wave period or direction will modify propagation processes such as shoaling, refraction, and diffraction, thus likely inducing changes in sediment transport patterns (potentially generating beach erosion or port siltation) or wave penetration into harbours, affecting port operability.
This Special Issue of Water calls for innovative research papers (at a local, regional, or global scale) on the following topics:
- Changes in storm surge or wave climate in coastal areas due to alterations in atmospheric circulation;
- Changes in coastal and port hydrodynamics, in particular wave and current patterns due to SLR;
- Impacts generated by these changes, including overtopping and stability of coastal and port structures, port siltation, coastal flooding, and changes in sediment transport patterns.
Papers dealing with adaptation measures to prevent or reduce such impacts will also be welcome. In addition, contributions that describe the socioeconomic consequences of the aforementioned impacts also fit the scope of this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Joan Pau Sierra
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vicente Gracia
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sea level rise
- wave climate
- storm surge
- coastal hydrodynamics
- port agitation
- beach response
- coastal flooding
- adaptation to climate change
- socioeconomic impacts