Topic 10

Air-Sea Interactions, Ocean Waves, and Coastal Surges
Conveners: L. Bertotti , J. Salat 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 01 Sep, 17:30–19:00  / Room Odysseus
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 01 Sep, 18:45–19:00  / Poster Area

Air-sea interactions are often under the Mediterranean extreme events. Exchanges of momentum, water or heat, latent and sensible, have an important impact over the atmospheric circulation and on hydrological cycles. Likewise wind storms and heavy rains not only affect 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, as well as on the coastal marine and pelagic ecosystems. 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: influence of air-sea exchanges of heat and water on the Mediterranean storms and on the atmospheric and oceanic circulation. Oceanographic conditions that may favour or difficult convective storms, extreme events of ocean dynamics or ocean sediments. Effects of floods, storm surges and seiches on the marine coastal system: coastal dynamics affected by wind storms, deep sea slides or beach dynamics, and vulnerability of aquatic ecosystems and their role to prevent coastal hazards.