Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
21 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 21 Jan 2022

Still normal? Near-real-time evaluation of storm surge events in the context of climate change

Xin Liu, Insa Meinke, and Ralf Weisse

Data sets

Real-time data PEGELONLINE

Near-real-time analyzes STORMSURGE-MONITOR

Near-real-time analyzes STURMFLUT-MONITOR

Short summary
Storm surges represent a threat to low-lying coastal areas. In the aftermath of severe events, it is often discussed whether the events were unusual. Such information is not readily available from observations but needs contextualization with long-term statistics. An approach that provides such information in near real time was developed and implemented for the German coast. It is shown that information useful for public and scientific debates can be provided in near real time.
Final-revised paper