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Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011

Author: Louise Wallendorf; Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (American Society of Civil Engineers); United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.; United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Publisher: Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011.
Series: Online access with NESLi2 SMP agreement: ASCE Research Library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Wallendorf; Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (American Society of Civil Engineers); United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.; United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
ISBN: 9780784411858 0784411859
OCLC Number: 1229782073
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Storm surge and waves --
Coastal geology and erosion --
Coastal geology and erosion : Alaska --
Tsunami modeling and field investigations --
Tsunami risk and community planning --
Coastal flooding and sea level rise --
Mapping coastal flood hazards in the U.S. --
Coastal vulnerability --
Coastal flood loss estimation modeling --
Post-Katrina New Orleans : flood protection and land use --
Coastal disasters : facilities and infrastructure case studies --
Oil spills --
Social science of disaster recovery.
Series Title: Online access with NESLi2 SMP agreement: ASCE Research Library.
Responsibility: Edited by Louise A. Wallendorf, Chris Jones, Lesley Ewing, Bob Battalio.
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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.

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