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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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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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