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Facing the storm: Assessing global storm tide hazards in a changing climate

  • 24 January, 2024
  • 15:45 - 17:15
  • VU University Amsterdam, Faculteit der B√®tawetenschappen
  • prof.dr. J.C.J.H. Aerts
  • dr. S. Muis

Storm surges that occur along low-lying, densely populated coastlines can leave devastating societal, economical, and ecological impacts. To protect coastal communities from flooding, return periods of storm tides, defined as the combination of the surge and tide, must be accurately evaluated. Therefore, we created a global dataset with return periods of storm tide levels called COAST-RP. In addition, it is important to understand how the water level develops over time, defined as hydrographs. For this, we developed a global dataset with hydrographs that can be applied in coastal flood risk assessments when simulating coastal inundation.

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