Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: European Extreme Storm Surge level - RCP85


The dataset contains the extreme storm surge levels (ESSL) at a European scale. The ESSL are estimated from an ensemble of 8 climatic models and the corresponding RCP85 scenarios, for the period from 1/12/2009 to 30/11/2099 and for 8 return periods (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000) according to the Peak Over Threshold approach.

For further information regarding this dataset, the users are referred to the following article Vousdoukas, M.I., Voukouvalas, E., Annunziato, A., Giardino, A., Feyen, L., 2016. Projections of extreme storm surge levels along Europe. Clim. Dyn. in press. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3019-5

Michail Vousdoukas 0000-0003-2655-6181
How to cite
Vousdoukas, Michail (2015):  European Extreme Storm Surge level - RCP85. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Data access


  • publication Projections of extreme storm surge levels along Europe

    Vousdoukas M; Voukouvalas E; Annunziato A; Giardino A; Feyen L. Projections of extreme storm surge levels along Europe. CLIMATE DYNAMICS 47 (9); 2016. p. 3171–3190. JRC96886


Additional information
Last modified 2015-10-28
Issue date 2015-08-06
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Temporal coverage

From: 2009-12-01 – To: 2099-11-30

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 12 LAW; 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental impact; maritime area; ocean; oceanography; sea
Geographic information
This is the official version of the European Extreme Storm Surge Level (EESSL) dataset. While the dataset may not be subject to and cannot be validated, it has been developed following the current research methodologies. The authors would like to stress that the question that ...
Geographic bounding box

71.3589° N, 41.5208° E, 26.9813° S, -29.0571° W

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