COAST-HG: A global COastal dAtaset of Storm Tide HydroGraphs

doi: 10.4121/21270948.v2
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Dullaart, Job; Muis, S. (Sanne); Eilander, Dirk; Aerts, J.C.J.H. (Jeroen); de Moel, H. (Hans) et. al. (2023): COAST-HG: A global COastal dAtaset of Storm Tide HydroGraphs. Version 2. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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Coastal flooding is driven by both high tides and/or storm surge, the latter being caused by strong winds and low pressure in tropical and extratropical. The combination of storm surge and the astronomical tide is defined as the storm tide. To gain understanding into the threat imposed by coastal flooding and to identify areas that are especially at risk, now and in the future, it is crucial to accurately model coastal inundation and assess the coastal flood hazard. Most models capable of simulating coastal inundation at the global scale follow a simple planar approach, often referred to as bathtub models. The main limitations of this type of model are that they implicitly assume an infinite flood duration and do not capture relevant physical processes. In this study we develop a method to generate hydrographs called HGRAPHER, and provide a global dataset of storm tide hydrographs. These hydrographs represent the typical shape of an extreme storm tide at a certain location along the global coastline. We test the sensitivity of the HGRAPHER method with respect to two main assumptions that determine the shape of the hydrograph, namely the surge event sampling threshold and coincidence in time of the surge and tide maxima. These hydrographs can be used to move away from planar to more advanced dynamic inundation modelling techniques at large scales. The dataset consists of storm tide hydrographs corresponding to the 1-in-100 year RP. The storm tide levels correspond to the COAST-RP dataset. There are two hydrographs available per output location, one that represents average tide conditions and one for spring tide conditions.

  • 2023-05-12 first online
  • 2023-05-22 published, posted
  • COASTRISK project financed by the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science (R/003316.01)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)


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