Very interesting idea – http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059998611!
Coastal defence – one of CNN’s 10 ideas – read.
Some nice videos showing the breach of the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme:
Animation of storm surge of Super Typhoon Haiyan making landfall:
The model predicts maximum surge levels exceeding 5 metres near Tacloban City. The peak surge occurs some time after the cyclone has made landfall. At this point, the winds near Tacloban City change direction from easterly to southeasterly, and the cyclone starts pushing water into San Pedro and San Pablo Bay (i.e. the northwesterly part of Leyte Gulf).
Scientists develop new method to help global coasts adapt to sea-level rise. This work was done by Prof. Robert Nicholls with whom I co-direct the engineering in the coastal environment MSc.
Flood barriers protecting Venice from storm surges have been tested for the first time: