Special Issue "Relative Sea Level Change and Coastal Vulnerability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 January 2022) | Viewed by 5345
Interests: coastal geomorphology; relative sea level change; sea flooding risk for the future
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Special Issue in Geosciences: Geoarchaeological Indicators for Sea Level Research and Paleogeographic Reconstruction
Special Issue in Geosciences: Relative Sea-Level Rise
Sea level rise is one of the major consequences of climate change, and it is already affecting coastal communities and ecosystems around the world. However, the current rate of sea-level rise is not the same everywhere. The melting of continental ice sheets and glaciers is a prime driver of sea-level rise over century to millennia time scales. Glacial and hydro-isostatic adjustment (GIA) is a combination of physical processes that regulate the deformation of the solid earth and of the geoid in response to surface ice and water loading variations. Hence, GIA contributes to the strong regional variability of ice-driven mean and relative sea-level (RSL) change. Vertical tectonic movements and mantle dynamic topography also contribute to increase the variability of RSL change in space and time. Furthermore, a strong contributor to regional sea-level variability also on much shorter time scales is thermal expansion in temperate sea, caused by density changes due to temperature increase. If combined and added to global sea level projections for 2100, GIA, vertical tectonic motions, thermosteric expansion, and ocean dynamics can cause large regional differences in the behavior of all of the world’s coasts. In this Special Volume, we aim at discussing geomorphological and geophysical data and models that currently highlight the problems in coastal vulnerability expected in 2100. This Special Issue therefore aims to present recent advances on relative sea level rise and projections for the future. Specifically, manuscripts about the following topics are of interest for this Special Issue:
- New and revised coastal geomorphological evidences such as fossil forms, deposits (corals, speleothems, etc.) and erosive features;
- New and revised archaeological remains that are well connected with the mean sea level;
- Instrumental data and time series: tide gauges, GPS, INSAR, satellite altimetry and gravity, long-range baseline interferometry, gravimetry;
- State-of-the-art numerical modeling: (paleo)climate, ice sheets, glacial and hydro-isostatic adjustment, mantle dynamic topography, sediments and karts isostasy, ocean and coastal hydrodynamics, and geomorphodynamics;
- New neo-tectonic rates (Short and long term) in coastal areas will also be welcome.
Dr. Fabrizio Antonioli
Prof. Dr. Paolo Stocchi
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- sea level rise
- coastal geomorphology
- instrumental sea-level measurements
- remote sensing
- numerical modelling
- glacial and hydro-isostatic adjustment
- future projections