Flood Risk Assessment and Management

Coastal Flooding

Author(s): Dawei Han

Pp: 115-121 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805047511101010115

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


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

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