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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007) : THEME D: Maritime and Coastal Research and Engineering : Modelling the impact of climate change on extreme storm surges on french coasts
Modelling the impact of climate change on extreme storm surges on french coasts
Author : Boulet Thierry, Violeau Damien
The effects of high sea surges on the stability of sea defence are well known, and many dramatic cases can be observed every year in the World. Their knowledge is useful for the coastal engineer in the context of the design of coastal works. However, the question of the stationarity of extreme surge climate has been rarely addressed in the literature. The purpose of this work is to estimate the possible evolution of extreme surges at the end of the XXIstcentury on the French coasts, by means of extensive numerical modelling and statistical analysis. With a climate change corresponding to IPCC’s A2 scenario, one observes that extreme positive surges should generally slowly increase, while negative surges are subject to a more complex long-term behaviour.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007)
Article : THEME D: Maritime and Coastal Research and Engineering
Date Published : 01/07/2007
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