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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 559-576, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-559-2016
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29 Feb 2016
Quantifying the effect of sea level rise and flood defence – a point process perspective on coastal flood damage
M. Boettle et al.

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We provide simple functional expressions to characterise the development of coastal flood damage for rising mean sea levels as well as implemented flood protection levels. Furthermore, we are able to quantify the aleatory uncertainty of our estimates. All results are mathematically proven and their usability confirmed by employing two case study regions. Thus, we gain fundamental insights into the interplay of coastal flood damage, the mean sea level, and flood defence.
We provide simple functional expressions to characterise the development of coastal flood damage...
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