Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2609–2626, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2609-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2609–2626, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2609-2020
Research article
05 Oct 2020
Research article | 05 Oct 2020

Quantifying processes contributing to marine hazards to inform coastal climate resilience assessments, demonstrated for the Caribbean Sea

Svetlana Jevrejeva et al.

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We explore the role of waves, storm surges and sea level rise for the Caribbean region with a focus on the eastern Caribbean islands. We simulate past extreme events, suggesting a storm surge might reach 1.5 m and coastal wave heights up to 12 m offshore and up to 5 m near the coast of St Vincent. We provide sea level projections of up to 2.2 m by 2100. Our work provides quantitative evidence for policy-makers, scientists and local communities to actively protect against climate change.
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