Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 181–194, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-181-2016

Special issue: Monitoring and modelling to guide coastal adaptation to extreme...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 181–194, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-181-2016

Research article 19 Jan 2016

Research article | 19 Jan 2016

Evaluation of coastal vulnerability to flooding: comparison of two different methodologies adopted by the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy)

L. Perini et al.

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The paper compares two methodologies adopted by the Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy, to evaluate coastal vulnerability and to produce hazard and risk maps for coastal floods, in the framework of the EU Floods Directive. The flooded area extension is determined by a series of computations, whose core is the Cost Distance tool of ArcGIS®. The qualitative validation and the comparison between the two methods show a positive agreement.
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