This project will develop a novel computational technology to predict meteotsunami impact in British coastal waters.
Meteotsunamis (meteorological tsunamis) are sudden and massive waves which are triggered by fast-moving storms far at sea. When a meteotsunami hits the coast, it can be as tall as 6 metres and can produce significant damage to harbours, boats and beaches, occasionally claiming human lives.
The core objective of this proposal is exactly to develop a novel and reliable technology to make meteotsunami prediction possible in the UK. The goal of our project is to use the new technology to identify vulnerable regions in the UK, leading to safer coastal communities, harbours and beaches. Our new formulae will help coastal engineers to design more resilient coastal structures and infrastructures.