Air-Sea Interactions, Ocean Waves, and Coastal Surges
Air-sea interactions are often under the Mediterranean extreme events. Exchanges of momentum or heat, latent and sensible, have an important impact over the atmospheric circulation and water transport. Likewise wind storms and heavy rains not only affects the coastal system: beach dynamics, sediment floods, underwater slides, etc, but also have strong influences over open seas: vertical mixing, convection, wind driven currents, etc.
Under this topic session, contributions on effects of Mediterranean storms over the sea or contributions of the sea to the Mediterranean storms are welcome. Among those: air-sea exchanges of heat and water, storm surges, seiches, effects of floods on the sea and the coastal system, coastal dynamics affected by wind storms, deep sea slides or beach dynamics, oceanographic conditions that may favour or difficult convective storms, vulnerability of aquatic ecosystems and their role to prevent coastal hazards, extreme events of ocean dynamics or ocean sediments.