AbstractConcerns about climate change highlights the needs to understand extreme sea levels and the resulting flood exposure in coastal areas on a global scale. The combined impacts of storm surge, tide, breaking wave setup and potential sea level rise will pose many economic, societal and engineering challenges in coming years. In order to predict the global coastal flood risk, a global sea level dataset of sufficiently long duration is required to undertake extreme value analysis. This presentation will outline the development and application of such a dataset.
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