Impacts of climate change on extreme wave climate along the Western Coast of Sri Lanka

R. M.J. Bamunawala, S. S.L. Hettiarachchi, S. P. Samarawickrama, P. N. Wikramanayake, Ranasinghe W M R J B Ranasinghe

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Climate change and climate change driven impacts are most widely argued topics among contemporary researchers and scientists. Broadly there are two schools of thought that present entirely contrasting perceptions about the overall concept of climate change and its impacts. While one of the perceptions state on frequently varied climate change and occurrence of extreme weather events, others rely on the perception that there is nothing called climate change, and it is only the indifferences in occurrence of climate events. The title of this study itself implies the fact that this research study supports the perception of climate change and its probable impacts, where detailed studies and numerical modelling have been carried out to determine the climate change induced impacts on the wave climate along the western coast of Sri Lanka.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Management
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Coast, Changing Climate, Changing Minds
EditorsAlison Baptiste
PublisherICE Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780727761149
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th ICE Coastal Management Conference 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Sept 201511 Sept 2015
Conference number: 8


Conference8th ICE Coastal Management Conference 2015


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