Coastal Risk Assessment

A Comprehensive Framework for the Bay of Bengal

  • Ansar Khan
  • Soumendu Chatterjee

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Oceanography book series (BRIEFSOCEAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ansar Khan, Soumendu Chatterjee
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ansar Khan, Soumendu Chatterjee
    Pages 17-41
  4. Ansar Khan, Soumendu Chatterjee
    Pages 43-56
  5. Ansar Khan, Soumendu Chatterjee
    Pages 57-68
  6. Ansar Khan, Soumendu Chatterjee
    Pages 69-77
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 79-86

About this book


This book discusses how to collect data and analyze databases in order to map risk zones, and contributes to developing a conceptual framework for coastal risk assessment. Further, the book primarily focuses on a specific case study: the Bay of Bengal along the southeastern coast of India. The dramatic rise in losses and casualties due to natural disasters like wind, storm-surge-induced flooding, seismic hazards and tsunami incidence along this coast over the past few decades has prompted a major national scientific initiative investigating the probable causes and possible mitigation strategies. As such, geoscientists are called upon to analyze the coastal hazards by anticipating the changes in and impacts of extreme weather hazards on the Bay of Bengal coasts as a result of global climate change and local sea-level change.


Bay of Bengal Coastal Risk Risk Zones Natural Disasters Losses and Casualties

Authors and affiliations

  • Ansar Khan
    • 1
  • Soumendu Chatterjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyLalbaba CollegeHowrahIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyPresidency UniversityKolkataIndia

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