Climate change and coastal defences in Tokyo bay

Sayaka Hoshino, Miguel Esteban, Takahito Mikami, Tomoyuki Takabatake, Tomoya Shibayama

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Abstract

Sea level rise and an increase in typhoon intensity are two of the expected consequences from future climate change. In the present work a methodology to change the intensity of tropical cyclones in Japan was developed, which can be used to assess the inundation risk to different areas of the country. An example of how this would affect one of the worst typhoons to hit the Tokyo Bay area in the 20th century was thus developed, highlighting the considerable dangers associated with this event, and how current sea defences could be under danger of failing by the end of the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 2012 Jul 12012 Jul 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period12/7/112/7/6

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Keywords

  • Sea level rise
  • Storm surge
  • Sustainability of coastal defences
  • Typhoons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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Hoshino, S., Esteban, M., Mikami, T., Takabatake, T., & Shibayama, T. (2012). Climate change and coastal defences in Tokyo bay. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012 (Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference).