Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

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Sea and Ocean 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 the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. * 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
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 592 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • United States
  • English
  • Approx. 200 illustrations (200 in full color)
  • 0123965381
  • 9780123965387

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Table of contents

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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