Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Extreme Sea level - RCP45


The Extreme Sea Level (ESL) dataset presents the distribution of the total water level (TWL) design conditions at the European coastline. The TWL is estimated from the dynamical simulation of the major hydrodynamic sea level components (being the mean sea level, tides, storm surges and waves) as derived from an ensemble of 6 climatic models under the RCP45 scenario and for the period from 01/12/2009 to 30/11/2099. The dataset contains the design conditions for both the TWL and the episodic component (storm surge level and wave height) that may affect the coastline during intense storm events.

For further information regarding this dataset, the users are referred to the following article Michalis Vousdoukas, Lorenzo, Mentaschi, Evangelos Voukouvalas, Martin Verlaan, Luc Feyen (in press 2017). Extreme sea levels on the rise along Europe's coasts. Earth's Future. DOI:10.1002/2016EF000505

Michail Vousdoukas 0000-0003-2655-6181
Lorenzo Mentaschi 0000-0002-2967-9593
Evangelos Voukouvalas 0000-0002-8812-2613
Martin Verlaan 0000-0001-7181-3955
Luc Feyen
How to cite
Vousdoukas, Michail; Mentaschi, Lorenzo; Voukouvalas, Evangelos; Verlaan, Martin; Feyen, Luc (2016):  Extreme Sea level - RCP45. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Additional information
Last modified 2017-03-27
Issue date 2016-11-29
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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) maritime area; ocean; oceanography; sea
Geographic information

This is the official version of the ESL dataset. While the dataset may not be subject to and cannot be validated, this dataset has been created following the current research methodologies.

Geographic bounding box

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

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