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Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

  • Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide
  • Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

Series: Hazards and Disasters

By: Jean T Ellis(Editor), Douglas J Sherman(Editor)

592 pages, 200 colour illustrations


Hardback | Nov 2014 | #221313 | ISBN-13: 9780123964830
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About this book

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes.


1. Introduction to Coastal and Marine Hazards and Disasters
2. Generation, characteristics, and dynamics of tsunami
3. Paleo-tsunami  
4. Tsunami warning and mitigation  
5. Tsunami case studies  
6. Generation, characteristics, dynamics, and modeling storm surge  
7. Paleo-storm surge  
8. Storm surge warning and mitigation  
9. Storm surge case studies  
10. Sea level rise scenarios and causes  
11. Adapting to sea level rise  
12. Mitigating coastal change  
13. Shoreline change case studies  
14. Extreme waves   
15. Rip currents/undertow  
16. Sea ice  
17. Threats to mangrove resources and mitigation   
18. Threats to coral resources and mitigation  
19. Threats to marsh resources and mitigation  
20. HABs

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