Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1985–2000, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1985-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1985–2000, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1985-2020

Research article 15 Jul 2020

Research article | 15 Jul 2020

Extreme storm tides in the German Bight (North Sea) and their potential for amplification

Iris Grabemann et al.

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Storm tides threaten the low-lying regions of the North Sea protected by dikes. Extreme storm tides with very low probabilities of occurrence could be important for coastal risk management due to their potential high impact. We searched an extensive data set of simulations and identified extreme storm tides higher than those observed since 1900. We investigated how two of the events evolved in the near-shore areas of the Ems estuary and their potential for physically plausible amplification.
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