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Assessment Of Erosion And Wave Risk Over Coastal Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE010251

Volume

58

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

975 kb

Author(s)

E. Cocco, C.C. Giarrusso, S. Iuliano, A. Mangiolf, E. Pugliese Carratelli, G. Spulsi

Abstract

Assessment of erosion and wave risk over coastal areas E. Cocco\ C.C. Giarrusso^, S. A. MangiolfP, E. Pugliese Carratelli% G. Spulsi' Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno * Department of Earth Sciences, University of Naples "Federico IT * Department of Hydraulic Engineering, University of Catania Abstract The protection of coastal areas and the planning of their development need a continuous and reliable assessment of the risks deriving from waves and coastal erosion, not only in the interest of public safety, but also in order to allow the recreational use of the coast and the development of the relevant infrastructure. This is dictated not only by common sense and economics but often by legal requirements; local and planning authorities in some European countries must indeed produce and update hazard maps and storm scenarios for the whole length of the coast in order to comply with legal requirements and economical necessities; hence the need to develop opera

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