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Alistair G. L. Borthwick, de la University College Cork, Irlanda, ofrecerá una charla el miércoles 5 de septiembre sobre "Recent Perspectives on Coastal Risk" a las 13,00 h en el Auditorio de IH Cantabria.

Recent Perspectives on Coastal Risk

Alistair G. L. Borthwick, de la University College Cork, Irlanda, ofrecerá una charla el miércoles 5 de septiembre sobre "Recent Perspectives on Coastal Risk" a las 13,00 h en el Auditorio de IH Cantabria.

Abstract

Coastal risk is a topic of immense importance, given the social and economic threats posed by flood inundation and coastal erosion by the sea.  Recent advances will be described concerning the assessment of coastal risk related to extreme sea levels, wave run-up and overtopping, breaching, and erosion.  Topics will include the mean sea level in a changing climate, tsunami modelling and flood warning systems, a focused wave group methodology for the estimation of extreme storm waves, and the effect of tele-connections on significant wave height. Advances in breach and inundation modelling will be considered that are leading to more reliable flood risk maps. It will be noted that statistical models based on joint probability distributions provide better estimates of extreme sea levels and coastal erosion.

Reference

Borthwick, A.G.L. (2009) Coastal risk: advance or retreat.  In New Perspectives on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Eds. C. Huang, J.B. Weiner, and J. Ni, Atlantis Press, Amsterdam, 15-26.

Brief CV

In October 2011, Alistair Borthwick took up the position of Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University College Cork, Ireland. Prof. Borthwick was previously a Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he worked for 21 years. He remains an Emeritus Fellow at St Edmund Hall Oxford. Prof. Borthwick has more than 30 years' experience in civil, coastal, and offshore engineering. He was a member of the design team of the Hutton Tension Leg Platform, which won the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement in 1984.  Prof. Borthwick's research interests include shallow water-sediment flows, flood risk, coastal processes, offshore engineering, and marine renewable energy. He has co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and supervised more than 30 doctoral students to completion. In 2005, Prof. Borthwick was awarded a DSc by the University of Oxford for his sustained research in environmental fluid mechanics.

Descripción del evento

Fecha de inicio: Miércoles, 05 Septiembre-2012 - 13:00
Capacidad: 100
Plazas disponibles: 100
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