Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1955–1968, 2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1955–1968, 2020

Research article 14 Jul 2020

Research article | 14 Jul 2020

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

Angel Amores et al.

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Cited articles

Amores, A., Marcos, M., Carrió, D. S., and Gómez-Pujol, L.: Video S.M. 1 from Coastal Impacts of Storm Gloria (January 2020) over the Northwestern Mediterranean, Zenodo,, 2020. a, b, c
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Kopp, R. E., Horton, R. M., Little, C. M., Mitrovica, J. X., Oppenheimer, M., Rasmussen, D. J., Strauss, B. H., and Tebaldi, C.: Probabilistic 21st and 22nd century sea-level projections at a global network of tide-gauge sites, Earth's Future, 2, 383–406,, 2014. a
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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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