The passage of cyclone Xaver on 5-6th December 2013 led to severe floods and to substantial coastal erosion along large parts of the Danish and German coasts. Water levels of nearly 2 meters are the highest on record a.o. at the Hornbaek and Copenhagen tide gauges (TG) (1890-2015). The extremity of the event accentuates the need for robust and updated extreme value statistics and it questions their current use e.g. for design, planning and adaptation purposes. We investigate the coastal impact and implications on coastal management and design water levels for selected Danish locations affected by Xaver.
|Conference||35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering|
|Period||17/11/2016 → 20/11/2016|