Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2021–2040, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2021-2021

Special issue: Understanding compound weather and climate events and related...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2021–2040, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2021-2021

Research article 06 Jul 2021

Research article | 06 Jul 2021

Regional analysis of multivariate compound coastal flooding potential around Europe and environs: sensitivity analysis and spatial patterns

Paula Camus et al.

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ERA5 hourly data on single levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.adbb2d47T

River discharge and related historical data from the Global Flood Awareness System, v2.1 S. Harrigan, E. Zsoter, C. Barnard, F. Wetterhall P. Salamon, and C. Prudhomme https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.a4fdd6b9

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In coastal regions, floods can arise through concurrent drivers, such as precipitation, river discharge, storm surge, and waves, which exacerbate the impact. In this study, we identify hotspots of compound flooding along the southern coast of the North Atlantic Ocean and the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This regional assessment can be considered a screening tool for coastal management that provides information about which areas are more predisposed to experience compound flooding.
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