Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011

by Louise A. Wallendorf, (editor), P.E., Chair; United States Naval Academy,
Chris Jones, (editor), P.E., Chris Jones and Associate,
Lesley Ewing, (editor), P.E., California Coastal Commission,
Bob Battalio, (editor),

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-1185-8 (ISBN-13) | 2011, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 954
22 cm.
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Conference information: Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference 2011 | Anchorage, Alaska, United States | June 26-29, 2011

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: Proceedings of the 2011 Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 25-29, 2011. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Federal Emergency Management Agency. This collection contains 79 papers that address the challenges and lessons that are being learned along the coastlines to avoid or minimize preventable losses. Topics include: sea-level rise and some emerging options for adaptation; hurricanes, typhoons, and storm surge damages; improved forecasting tools and opportunities to reduce damages in the future; coastal inundation and flooding; shoreline erosion and ways to study, understand, and adapt to shoreline change in the face of rising sea level; shoreline management and coastal hazard mitigation; vulnerability and adaptability of coastal structures and marine facilities; social science of natural disasters; and modeling efforts, field investigations, preparedness and lessons learned from recent tsunami events.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Coastal environment | Shoreline | Field tests | Sea level | Storm surges | Hurricanes and typhoons | Damage (structural) | Federal government |


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