Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Ocean Wave Studies

Marcello Di Risio

University of L'Aquila


Daniele Celli

University of L'Aquila

Davide Pasquali

University of L'Aquila


Wave Forecast Wave Hindcast Storm Surge Tsunamis Rubble Mound Breakwaters Vertical Breakwaters Porous Seabed Morphodynamics Momentary Liquefaction Residual Liquefaction Climate Change Coastal Hazard

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Open seas, enclosed basins as well as coastal areas are of utmost importance for human activities. Hence, since the last world war, scientists and engineers spent much effort in gaining insight on the main (and actually quite fascinating) physical phenomenon that occurs in such a kind of water body: surface waves. Long waves, wind waves, infragravity waves, earthquake-induced tsunamis, landslide-induced impulse waves are only a few examples of the wide range of water oscillations that engineers, with the help of scientists, need to face in order to guide the sustainable use of natural resources represented by water bodies. The new sensibility to climate change and integrated management are only two examples of new challenges to be faced.

Mathematical modeling, either analytical or numerical, and experimental investigations are valuable tools that can be used to gain insight about wave generation, propagation, and interaction with the boundaries of water bodies, that are continuously and rapidly improving thanks to the technological advance.

This book is intended to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art about surface water waves, including forecasting and hindcasting of wind waves and storm surge, coastal risk analysis, and wave-structure-soil interaction.

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Date completed: November 18th 2019

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Review results due: August 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 10th 2020

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About the editor

Marcello Di Risio

University of L'Aquila

Marcello Di Risio is a civil engineer cum Laude (University of L’Aquila) with a PhD in Science of Civil Engineering (University of “Roma Tre”, title of PhD thesis “Landslide generated impulsive waves: generation, propagation, and interaction with plane slope - An experimental and analytical study”). His experience includes a wide research activity on experimental modeling including (a) generation, propagation and interaction with structures of tsunami waves, (b) beach morphodynamics, (c) wave energy converters, (d) coastal and (e) hydraulic structures. He has also analytical skills on river flow and landslide generated waves as well as on the development of numerical models. At the moment, he works as an Associate Professor at the University of L’Aquila (Italy) where he is a leader of the research group of Environmental and Maritime Hydraulics Laboratory (LIam).

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