Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2373–2389, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2373-2016
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2373–2389, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2373-2016

Research article 21 Nov 2016

Research article | 21 Nov 2016

Coastal flooding: impact of waves on storm surge during extremes – a case study for the German Bight

Joanna Staneva et al.

Data sets

H. Eicken, R. Gradinger, T. Heinrichs, M. Johnson, A. Lovecraft, and M. Kaufman Automated ice mass balance site (SIZONET) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6MW2F2H

H. Eicken, R. Gradinger, M. Kaufman, and C. Petrich: Seaice core measurements (SIZONET) https://doi.org/10.5065/D63X84KG

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This study addresses the impact of wind, waves, tidal forcing and baroclinicity on the sea level of the German Bight during extreme storm events. The role of wave-induced processes, tides and baroclinicity is quantified, and the results are compared with in situ measurements and satellite data. Considering a wave-dependent approach and baroclinicity, the surge is significantly enhanced in the coastal areas and the model results are closer to observations, especially during the extreme storm.
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