Future Earth Coasts

Risk and Management of Current and Future Storm Surges

Hartwig Kremer, Robert Nicholls, Beate M.W. Ratter & Ralf Weisse (Editors)
Springer; 2013 edition 246pp

Storm surges represent a major hazard for many coastal regions worldwide. The 1953 and 1962 catastrophes are well remembered in Europe, and recent incidents in Bangladesh and Myanmar caused over 100,000 casualties. Developing innovative responses and overcoming the frequently fragmented discussion about this global phenomenon and its regional implications call for improved knowledge of present risks and future conditions based on sound interdisciplinary approaches.

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