Special Issue "Impact of Climate Change on Coasts and Coastal Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 3755
Interests: climate change; extreme storms; flood risk management; waves-vegetation interaction; reliability-based design and upgrading of coastal structures; turbulence; environmental flows
Interests: climate change; extreme value analysis; extreme storms; flood risk management; uncertainty analysis; probabilistic and stochastic processes; reliability-based design and upgrading of coastal structures; time series analysis and forecasting; hydraulic modelling and management of urban water and sewer networks
Climate change can affect coastal areas and coastal structures in a variety of ways. Coasts and coastal structures are sensitive to sea level rise, changes in the frequency and intensity of storms, and increases in precipitation.
The impacts of climate change are likely to affect considerably vulnerable coastal areas and structures. Confronting existing challenges that affect man-made infrastructure and coastal ecosystems, such as shoreline erosion, coastal flooding, and water pollution, is already a concern in many areas. Addressing the additional stress of climate change may require new approaches to integrated coastal zone management.
The Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the recent approaches and trends in assessing climate change impacts on coastal areas and coastal structures. Topics will concern new findings and developments in modeling extreme coastal storms; waves and storm surges in a changing climate; coastal flooding and erosion risks under climate change; the effects of climate change on coastal biodiversity and habitats; the design and upgrading of coastal structures in a variable climate; the vulnerability, resilience, and sustainability of coastal areas under climate change; and adaptation strategies in coastal zone management.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Coastal flooding and coastal erosion in a changing climate;
- Effects of climate change on coastal biodiversity and habitats;
- Extreme coastal storms and waves in a changing climate;
- Design and upgrading of coastal structures accounting for climate change effects;
- Climate change risk and adaptation;
- Extreme value analysis in a variable coastal environment;
- Risk analysis, resilience, and sustainability under climate change.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Panagiotis Prinos
Dr. Panagiota Galiatsatou
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- climate change risks and adaptation
- coastal flooding and erosion
- coastal biodiversity and habitats
- extreme storms and waves
- stability and overtopping of coastal structures
- resilience and sustainability