Special Issue "Relationships between Climate Change and the Morphological Stability of Coastal Areas"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Air, Climate Change and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Federica Rizzetto
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Guest Editor
Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council (ISMAR-CNR), Arsenale, Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venezia, Italy
Interests: geomorphology; sedimentology; evolution of coastal areas in relation to natural and human-induced processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide new insights into the present impacts of climate change on the morphological stability of the coasts and their interactions with human activities.

Climate change represents a serious threat for coastal areas because it is not only responsible for sea-level rise, but also for the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and for modifications in coastal hydrodynamics. These occurrences have direct effects on the coasts, including reshaping of their morphology, changes in sediment dynamics, land loss, and general soil degradation, thus increasing the vulnerability of coastal regions already dramatically altered by anthropogenic stressors.

This Special Issue welcomes original contributions focusing on coastal geomorphological modifications induced by climate change, resulting from investigations carried out at different spatial scales and related to long- and short-term dynamics. They should provide the tools necessary to develop actions to reduce future risk from coastal hazards and to increase coastal resilience.

Dr. Federica Rizzetto
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • coastal morphology
  • coastal dynamics
  • climate change
  • extreme events
  • coastal responses to climate change drivers
  • sea-level rise
  • coastal flooding
  • coastal erosion
  • human-induced pressures
  • adaptation strategies
  • resilience

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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