Thesis / Dissertation

Engineering and economic impacts of sea level rise

Ebru Kirezci, Ian Young (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Episodic flooding, due to extreme sea levels, can have major impacts on low-lying areas where 10% of the total world’s population resides. Combined with climate change induced sea level rise over the next century, the resulting impacts are likely to be exacerbated. One of the most obvious impact is the exposure of such areas to more frequent and increased extreme sea levels resulting in enhanced inundation extent. Global assessment of extreme sea levels together with the sea level rise component and their impacts is critical to assess the resilience and vulnerability of coastal zones. The present dissertation assesses these impacts on a global scale. The historical values of tide, storm sur..

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