Title

Tropical cyclone storm surge risk

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-21-2017

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x563924375d98)

Abstract

Tropical cyclone storm surge represents a significant threat to communities around the world. These surge characteristics vary spatially and temporally over a range of scales; therefore, conceptual frameworks for understanding and mitigating them must be cast within a context of risk that covers the complete range of hazards, their consequences, and methods for mitigation. A review of primary overlapping time scales and associated spatial scales for tropical cyclone surge hazards covers two scales of particular interest: (1) synoptic-scale predictions used for warnings and evacuation decisions and (2) long-term estimation of hazards and related risks needed for coastal planning and decision making. Factors that can affect these estimates, such as episodic variations in tropical cyclone characteristics and longer-term climate change and sea-level rise are then examined in the context of their potential impacts on hazards and risks related to tropical cyclone surges.

Publication Title

Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering: Expanded Edition

Volume

2-2

First Page

1405

Last Page

1422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1142/9789813204027_0049

ISBN

9789813204027,9789813204010

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