Broad-scale analysis of morphological and climate impacts on coastal flood risk

Jim Hall, Richard Dawson, Mike Walkden, Mark Dickson, Peter Stansby, Jiangou Zhou, Robert Nicholls, Iain Brown, Andrew Watkinson

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    A system of hydrodynamic, morphodynamic and reliability models have been coupled to generate insights into the effects of climate change and coastal management practices on coastal erosion and flood risk over 50km of coastline and up to 100 years in the future. Offshore wave conditions were propagated inshore using TOMAWAC and the SCAPE soft cliff and platform erosion model was then used to predict recession of the soft coastal cliffs, the effects of cliff protection and sediment supplies to low-lying down-drift coasts. A reliability model, based upon joint probabilities of wave heights and water levels, has been used to estimate the probability of failure of the sea dikes on the low-lying coast, and a simple 2D inundation model and GIS have been used to estimate flood risk. Copyright ASCE 2006.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCoastal Dynamics 2005
    Subtitle of host publication Proceedings of the Fifth Coastal Dynamics International Conference
    EditorsAgustin Sanchez-Arcilla
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 4 Apr 20058 Apr 2005


    Conference5th Coastal Dynamics International Conference

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Civil and Structural Engineering


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