Special Issue "Hydro-Morphodynamics of Coastal Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2020) | Viewed by 9482
Interests: coastal engineering; fluid mechanics; physical oceanography; hydraulic engineering; sediment transport; physical modelling; risk assessment; climate change; nature-based-solutions
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Interests: hydrodynamics under breaking waves; interaction of sea waves with coastal structures; oscillating water column wave energy converters; coastal morphodynamics; turbulent boundary layers; turbulence modeling; wave boundary layer
Most of the energy carried by sea waves is dissipated in nearshore regions through complex hydrodynamic phenomena that affect the beach morphology over time scales ranging from days to years. Many cities and economic activities are located along the coasts, thus increasing the exposure of people and important assets to coastal risks.
For many years, the scientific community has felt that an improved understanding of the coastal hydro-morphodynamics was necessary to deal with coastal processes. Nowadays these need is felt even more strongly because of the exacerbation of the impacts of climate change, such as an increase in both sea levels and the frequency and intensity of storms.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles on recent advances in coastal hydro-morphodynamics and to provide suggestions about the most interesting future development of coastal research.
Potential subjects for manuscript submission include but are not strictly limited to: wave breaking, bottom boundary layers, wave–current interactions, transport of non-cohesive and cohesive sediments, mixed sediments, beach morphodynamics, interaction of flow with vegetation, new instrumentations for both laboratory and field experiments, and advanced numerical modelling approaches. Studies based on the theoretical, field, experimental or numerical approaches are equally welcome.
Dr. Rosaria Musumeci
Prof. Dr. Pietro Scandura
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- wave breaking
- boundary layers
- wave-current interaction
- beach morphodynamics
- sediment transport
- numerical models