THE DYNAMICS OF STORM SURGE AND MEAN SEA LEVEL VARIABILITY IN THE NORTHEASTERN CASPIAN SEA

  • Xiufeng Yang
  • Dale Kerper
  • Shubhra Misra
  • James Stear
  • Tao Shen
  • Knut Lisæter

Abstract

Storm surge is a major natural hazard to the construction and operation of infrastructure projects in shallow and gently sloping coastal areas such as the northeastern part of the Caspian Sea. Up-surge events cause significant coastal flooding, while down-surge events disrupt marine transportation by constraining safe navigable water depths. Coastal developments therefore have to achieve a judicious balance of these conflicting constraints. Further, the unpredictability of long-term and intra-annual Mean Sea Level (MSL) variability as well as periodic freeze-up and break-up due to ice formation in this part of the Caspian Sea complicate a robust and unequivocal basis for defining storm surge hazards.
Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Yang, X., Kerper, D., Misra, S., Stear, J., Shen, T., & Lisæter, K. (2018). THE DYNAMICS OF STORM SURGE AND MEAN SEA LEVEL VARIABILITY IN THE NORTHEASTERN CASPIAN SEA. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), currents.60. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.currents.60