Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
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14 Jul 2020
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 14 Jul 2020

Coastal impacts of Storm Gloria (January 2020) over the north-western Mediterranean

Angel Amores, Marta Marcos, Diego S. Carrió, and Lluís Gómez-Pujol

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Short summary
Storm Gloria hit the Mediterranean Spanish coastlines between 20 and 23 January 2020, causing severe damages such as flooding of the Ebro River delta. We evaluate its coastal impacts with a numerical simulation of the wind waves and the accumulated ocean water along the coastline (storm surge). The storm surge that reached values up to 1 m was mainly driven by the wind that also generated wind waves up to 8 m in height. We also determine the extent of the Ebro Delta flooded by marine water.
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