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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Flood risk management and adaptation : Vulnerability of the nile delta to recent and future climate change
Vulnerability of the nile delta to recent and future climate change
Author : YASSER ELDEBERKY (1) & BIRGIT HÜNICKE (2)
ABSTRACT
The Nile delta is vulnerable to the impact of storm-surge and sea-level rise due to climate change, in particular the lower
delta due to its relatively low elevation. This paper presents hydrodynamic simulation and observations of recent surge
levels in the Mediterranean Sea offshore the delta. During a severe storm on December 11th, 2010, the results indicate a
higher surge (about 1 m) compared to typical surge values (0.4-0.5m) observed previously offshore the delta. The
consequences of natural coastal risk due to current and progressive future climate- change can be mitigated by taking
appropriate measures.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Flood risk management and adaptation
Date Published : 18/08/2015
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