According to the authors’ many years of experience in coastal projects around Sweden, there is a great need for an improved Swedish terminology for engineering issues and planning of coastal areas. This article presents, thus, an English-Swedish dictionary, including explanatory comments, with an ambition to clarifying a wide range of words and expressions. This dictionary […]
Författare Hans Hanson, Caroline Fredriksson, Magnus Larson
Due to climate changes and global warming, sea level rises. In Sweden, this affects primarily the coast of Skåne where land uplift is minimal. The understanding and commitment to coastal planning seems limited, and the reasons can be several; the question of responsibility is unclear, there is uncertainty about which measures are the best, the […]
Författare Carola Wingren
Nyckelord (Keyword) Artistic investigations, Climate adaption, Landscape architecture, Sea level rise, Site specific performance
This paper discusses the dynamics of coastal policy change in Sweden, using erosion and beach nourishments as an example. The Multiple Stream Model is a theoretical model on agenda setting and policy change developed by the political scientist John Kingdon (1984, 2003). This paper applies Kingdon’s model in describing and explaining coastal policy dynamics regarding […]
Författare Lotte E. Bontje, Caroline Fredriksson, Zilin Wang, Jill H. Slinger
The famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe initiated meteorological observations on the Island of Ven that were recorded in a diary, starting in October 1582 and lasting almost uninterruptedly until April 1597. Although the observations were mainly qualitative due to the lack of proper instruments and procedures in those days, a lot of useful information can […]
Författare Magnus Larson, Caroline Fredriksson, Hans Hanson
Falsterbo Peninsula on the south coast of Sweden is low-lying and exposed to flooding. In 1872 the extreme storm surge Backafloden caused large devastation on the Swedish, Danish, and German coasts in the South Baltic Sea. For the Falsterbo Peninsula, the peak storm surge level is estimated to have been 240 cm above normal. If […]
Författare Caroline Fredriksson, Nader Tajvidi, Hans Hanson, Magnus Larson
Nyckelord (Keyword) Extreme sea levels, Coastal flooding, The Falsterbo Peninsula, South Baltic Sea, General Extreme Value distribution, General Pareto Distribution, Backafloden, 1872 storm surge
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