With global climate change, population growth, and economic development in the 21st century, large cyclonic storm surges might result in overwhelming effects in some coastal areas of the world. Major storms can considerably change how a coast looks. Such storms characterize a break in the normal processes that occur along coasts. Significant erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment occur during storms. Coastal storms can take a devastating toll on the public’s health. Urban areas may be particularly at risk, given their dense population, reliance on transportation, energy infrastructure that is vulnerable to flood damage, and high-rise residential housing, which may be hard-hit by power and utility outages. Climate change will exacerbate these risks in the coming decades. Sea levels are rising due to global warming, which will intensify storm surge. These projections make preparing for the health impacts of storms even more important. At the regional scale, coastal countries and regions around the world have developed a wide range of storm surge risk assessment. Risks of storm surge at a global scale are usually assessed with a wide range of sea-level rise, flood, and tropical cyclone projections.
Coastal Storms covers a wide-ranging overview and innovative text that is particularly devoted to the analysis of coastal storms. The chapters contributed by leading researchers inspect coastal storms’ procedures and characteristics, the main hazards by coastal storms, and how to examine and model storms. Providing a preliminary outlook on risks that may help governments of countries to make storm surge disaster prevention and reduction plans; it integrates comprehensive information on the most sophisticated innovations in forecasting, and early warning, which works as a tool for accurate risk assessment and developing sufficient coastal indicators and management strategies. This comprehensive guide will be an up to date tool for advanced students, professionals and researchers in the field.