DATASET

European Extreme Storm Surge level - RCP85

Collection: LISCOAST : Large Scale Integrated Sea-level and Coastal Assessment Tool 

Description

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

Contact

Email
jrc-liscoast-project (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Vousdoukas, Michail (2015): European Extreme Storm Surge level - RCP85. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/a25677b7-2296-4eeb-82f2-70c78690ae10

Keywords

Storm Surge Level

Data access

RPC85 PNG file
Download 
  • This zip file contains the maps of the RCP85 EESSL for the 8 return periods in .png format, along with a MATLAB script to create them.

RPC85 NETCDF file
URL 
  • NETCDF format.

Publications

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

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
POLYGON((-29.0571 71.3589,41.5208 71.3589,41.5208 26.9813,-29.0571 26.9813,-29.0571 71.3589))
GEO
{"type":"Polygon","crs":{"type":"name","properties":{"name":"urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"}},"coordinates":[[[-29.0571,71.3589],[41.5208,71.3589],[41.5208,26.9813],[-29.0571,26.9813],[-29.0571,71.3589]]]}

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2009-12-01 2099-11-30

Lineage 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 they wanted to address with this work was "Will extreme SSL in Europe increase in view of climate?", rather than "How much will be the extreme SSL values in Europe in view of climate change?".

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2020-04-09
Issued date
2015-08-06
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/a25677b7-2296-4eeb-82f2-70c78690ae10
Popularity
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