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Yagmur Derin
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Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter
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Noah Brauer
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Jonathan J. Gourley
, and
Jianxin Wang

1. Introduction Coasts form a narrow zone between land and ocean that host large and growing human population, economic activity, and diverse plant and animal species. Eight of the top 10 largest cities in the world are in coastal areas. Most importantly, coastal regions and populations are exposed to hazards from both land and ocean. Rappaport (2014) reports that in a 50-yr period (1963–2012) around 2544 people died of coastal water from tropical cyclones in the United States. In 2017

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