Flood Risk Assessment and Management

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Floods are devastating natural disasters with a significant impact on human life and the surrounding environent. Flood Risk Assessment and Management should serve as an Ideal textbook on analytical ...
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Coastal Flooding

Pp. 115-121 (7)

Dawei Han

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

Astronomical tide, Tsunami, storm surge, climatological/geological effects, sea wave model, coastal processes, coastal defence

Affiliation:

Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol, U.K.