Towards A Flood Risk Assessment On A Reef-lined Coastline

Ana Rueda, Laura Cagigal, Dylan Anderson, Curt Storlazzi, Ap van Dongeren, Stuart Pearson, John Marra, Peter Ruggiero, Fernando J. Mendez

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The assessment of coastal flood risk on a reef-lined coastline presents several challenges. From the probabilistic side, we need to consider all possible events that could occur in the system, taking into account the different contributions of waves, storm surges, and tides that contribute to the total water level. To estimate reliable flood extents, we need to accurately model the complex wave processes that occur across the reef. To explore the multivariate nature of coastal flooding, we rely on a climate emulator that accounts for climate variability and simulates time series of all the variables involved. Due to the computational constraints to numerically simulate thousands of events, we explore the feasibility of using a recently developed tool, the HyCreWW (Hybrid Coral Reef Wave and Water level) meta-model to estimate wave run-up and flooding extents. Limitation of a 1D assessment are analyzed and results compared with 2D modeling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Sediments 2019
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventCoastal Sediments : Advancing Science & Engineering for Resilient Coastal Systems - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: 27 May 201931 May 2019


ConferenceCoastal Sediments
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg
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