Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1711–1720, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-1711-2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1711–1720, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-1711-2015

Research article 03 Aug 2015

Research article | 03 Aug 2015

Probabilistic hurricane-induced storm surge hazard assessment in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles

Y. Krien et al.

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New maps of hurricane-induced surge levels that can occur on average once every 100- and 1000 years are drawn for Guadeloupe Island in the French West Indies, using a high-resolution wave-current coupled model and a large set of synthetic events that are in statistical agreement with historical storms. Results are found to differ significantly from past studies in wave-exposed areas, and should be of major interest for coastal planners and decision makers in terms of risk management.
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