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Volume 17, issue 9 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1653-1658, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1653-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Brief communication 25 Sep 2017

Brief communication | 25 Sep 2017

Brief communication: Characteristic properties of extreme wave events observed in the northern Baltic Proper, Baltic Sea

Jan-Victor Björkqvist et al.
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We studied the highest wave events in the Baltic Sea using wave measurements available since 1996. Going beyond classifying them based solely on the maximum wave height, we found that they can be divided into two groups based on, for example, the length of the storm. Two of the severest storms show different behaviour, with the most recent (in 2017) being the longest on record. We hope this more in-depth description of the storms will aid in the issuing of warnings for extreme wave conditions.
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