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Compound flood hazards and risk in a changing world: the role of tropical cyclones

  • 20 June, 2024
  • TU Delft Aula, Mekelweg 5, Senaatszaal
  • IHE Delft, Coastal & Urban Risk & Resilience
  • Prof.dr.ir. J.A. Roelvink
  • dr. Ap van Dongeranddr. José Álvarez Antolínez

Coastal and inland flooding, often induced by tropical cyclones (TCs), cause significant damage and risk lives, particularly along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the US. Yet, many compound flood risk assessments don’t adequately account for TCs due to their rare occurrence and challenges in modelling within global circulation frameworks. The proposed PhD thesis aims to address this gap by improving the representation of TCs for compound flood assessments. In addition, it seeks to enhance and apply physics-based climate variability assessments to better understand and quantify the contribution of TCs to flood risk. This will involve the use of hybrid modeling approaches for both past-event analysis (hindcasting) and future predictions (forecasting) of compound flooding.

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C.M. (Kees) Nederhoff

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