Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3339–3351, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3339-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3339–3351, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3339-2021

Research article 08 Nov 2021

Research article | 08 Nov 2021

Distribution of coastal high water level during extreme events around the UK and Irish coasts

Julia Rulent et al.

Data sets

UK Tide Gauge Network National Oceanography Centre & Environment Agency https://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/hosted_data_systems/sea_level/uk_tide_gauge_network/

Model code and software

Dataset_Manuscript_CoastalHighWaterLevelDistributionDuringStorms Julia Rulent https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4701064

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High coastal total water levels (TWLs) can lead to flooding and hazardous conditions for coastal communities and environment. In this research we are using numerical models to study the interactions between the three main components of the TWL (waves, tides, and surges) on UK and Irish coasts during winter 2013/14. The main finding of this research is that extreme waves and surges can indeed happen together, even at high tide, but they often occurred simultaneously 2–3 h before high tide.
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