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Research article
09 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2023

Coastal extreme sea levels in the Caribbean Sea induced by tropical cyclones

Ariadna Martín, Angel Amores, Alejandro Orfila, Tim Toomey, and Marta Marcos

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Tropical cyclones (TCs) are among the potentially most hazardous phenomena affecting the coasts of the Caribbean Sea. This work simulates the coastal hazards in terms of sea surface elevation and waves that originate through the passage of these events. A set of 1000 TCs have been simulated, obtained from a set of synthetic cyclones that are consistent with present-day climate. Given the large number of hurricanes used, robust values of extreme sea levels and waves are computed along the coasts.
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