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More than half of the world population lives in the coastal zone. As a result, coastal flooding is a major threat to human society. A flood from sea may be caused by a heavy storm (storm surge), a high tide, a tsunami, or a combination of them. Knowledge in costal processes and sea wave models enables engineers to design and manage effective costal defence systems based on soft and hard engineering measures.
Astronomical tide, Tsunami, storm surge, climatological/geological effects, sea wave model, coastal processes, coastal defence
Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol, U.K.