Special Issue "Climate Model Projections: Sea-Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Defense Decision-Making"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: model calibration, uncertainty characterization, Bayesian statistics, geophysical and climate modeling, sea-level rise, coastal impacts and risk
The continued rise of sea levels poses risks for millions of people in diverse groups around the world. A sound understanding of the processes contributing to future sea levels is critical for protecting population, infrastructure and other interests along the world’s coasts. Estimates of coastal impacts from climate changes hinge critically on projections of future hazards, including potential changes in coastal sea levels and storm surges, as well as drivers of compound flooding such as streamflow and precipitation extremes. However, these projections are deeply uncertain. Consequently, uncertainties in the geophysical processes involved, the mathematical models used to approximate those processes and the observational data used to calibrate those models all lead to uncertainty in coastal impacts and the efficacy of strategies to manage coastal risks. Thus, careful modeling of these processes and characterization of uncertainties is critical for managing risks in coastal zones.
This special issue aims to collect a broad cross-section of current research related to the modeling of sea-level change, estimation of its impacts on coastal zones and decision analytical approaches to managing the risks posed by sea-level change. Specifically, contributions to this special issue are encouraged in topics including, but not limited to:
- uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis for processes related to sea-level hazards
- probabilistic projections of sea-level change
- compound flooding
- coastal risk assessment and management
- coastal adaptation and decision analysis
Prof. Tony Wong
Dr. Vivek Srikrishnan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- uncertainty characterization
- sea-level rise
- nuisance flooding
- coastal flooding
- compound flooding
- storm surge and waves
- coastal hydrodynamics
- coastal risk management