Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2679–2704, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2679-2021

Special issue: Venice flooding: understanding, prediction capabilities, and...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2679–2704, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2679-2021
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01 Sep 2021
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The prediction of floods in Venice: methods, models and uncertainty (review article)

Georg Umgiesser et al.

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The city of Venice relies crucially on a good storm surge forecast to protect its population and cultural heritage. In this paper, we provide a state-of-the-art review of storm surge forecasting, starting from examples in Europe and focusing on the Adriatic Sea and the Lagoon of Venice. We discuss the physics of storm surge, as well as the particular aspects of Venice and new techniques in storm surge modeling. We also give recommendations on what a future forecasting system should look like.
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