Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3809–3825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3809-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3809–3825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3809-2021
Research article
20 Dec 2021
Research article | 20 Dec 2021

Characteristics and coastal effects of a destructive marine storm in the Gulf of Naples (southern Italy)

Gaia Mattei et al.

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This study examines the characteristics of a destructive marine storm in the strongly inhabited coastal area of the Gulf of Naples, along the Italian coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is highly vulnerable to marine storms due to the accelerated relative sea level rise trend and the increased anthropogenic impact on the coastal area. Finally, a first assessment of the return period of this event was evaluated using local press reports on damage to urban furniture and port infrastructures.
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