CONFERENCE SCOPE

“Nonlinear Dynamics of Coastal Zone”

Conveners:
Costas Synolakis, Tsunami Research Center, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA and Technical University of Crete, Greece.
Efim Pelinovsky, Department of Nonlinear Geophysical Processes, Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Narcisse Zahibo, Laboratory of Research in Geosciences, Physics Department, Universite des Antilles Guyane, Pointe-a-Pitre, France

Giant sea waves approaching the coast can often lead to the destruction of coastal infrastructure and loss of lives. Such waves can have various origins: strong storms and cyclones, underwater earthquakes, and sub-aerial and sub-marine landslides. The mini-symposium will be devoted to all aspects of nonlinear dynamics of the coastal zone, including i) modern physical and mathematical theories of nonlinear water waves; ii) manifestations of marine natural hazards in coastal waters; iii) nonlinear internal waves and mixing in stratified flow; iv) wave-bottom interaction and sediment transport; v) numerical and experimental modeling of nonlinear processes in the coastal zone; vi) analysis and processing of data of observations, which demonstrate the nonlinear character of these processes. Special attention is paid to the description of the wave breaking process, and large-amplitude wave interaction with coastal structures.

PLENARY TALK:
Costas Synolakis (University of Los Angeles, USA), Stefano Tinti (University of Bologna, Italy) and Efim Pelinovsky (Institute of Applied Physics, Russia)
"Tsunami to-day: From Science to Prediction and Mitigation"

Preliminary Program
1. Stefano Tinti, Dipartimento di Fisica, Settore di Geofisica, UniversitÓ di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
"Modelling Tsunami Inundation and Draw-down in Near-Source Coasts"
(Co-authors: Roberto Tonini, Filippo Zaniboni, Alberto Armigliato)
2.Narcisse Zahibo, Laboratory of Research in Geosciences, Physics Department, Universite des Antilles Guyane, Pointe-a-Pitre, France
 “The nonlinear models of the avalanche dynamics in inclined channels: analytical solutions” 
(Co-authors: Efim Pelinovsky and Tatiana Talipova, Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
3. Stanislaw Massel, Institute of Oceanology, Sopot, Poland
 "Coastal Marine Waters; their Physics and Prediction"
4. Efim Pelinovsky (Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
“Non-reflected wave propagation in coastal water with arbitrary bottom gradients”
(Co-author: Ira Didenkulova, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia and Institute of Applied Physics, Russia)
5.Ahmet C. Yalciner,  Ocean Engineering Research Center, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey
"Resonance and Amplification of Long waves in the shallow zone"
6. Ira Didenkulova, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia and Institute of Applied Physics, Russia
"Experimental and numerical study of strongly nonlinear waves induced by high-speed ferries in the coastal zone"
(Co-authors: Tarmo Soomere, Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia, Tomas Torsvik University of Bergen, Norway, and Kevin Parnell, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)
7. Tatiana Talipova, Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
“Non-reflected internal wave propagation in the stratified ocean of variable depth”
(Co-authors: Roger Grimshaw, Loughborough University, UK and Efim Pelinovsky, Institute of Applied Physics,