Hazards in the coastal zone

Yevgeniy A. Kontar

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Hazards and geophysical risk analysis has been to a large extent under-emphasized for the coastal zone applications either due to economical limitations or underestimation of its significance. In the wake of pressing environmental and economical issues, it is of prime importance for the geological community to shed light onto the great efforts by geophysicists to quantify conceptual uncertainties and to provide quality assurances of potential coastal zone hazard evaluation and prediction. The uncertainty in coastal zone geophysical data interpretation has critical implications for hazards assessment, data acquisition and modeling, and development endeavors. This presentation will propose consideration of several new case studies, that highlight the implications of uncertainties in coastal zone geophysical data interpretations and explain techniques of quantifying and understanding causes of uncertainty, which are important and significant for future development and essential for feasibility studies of hazards in the coastal zone.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geological Congress, Abstracts = Congres Geologique International, Resumes
Publisher[International Geological Congress], [location varies], International (III)
PagesAbstract 1320566
StatePublished - 2008


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