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New study on storm surges projections in Europe
Description: Coastal flooding is often caused by extreme events, such as storm surges, which in some areas may be amplified by climate change. A number of studies have evaluated the dynamics of future extreme storm surges, but mainly at local or regional scale. A new study gives a wider perspective by developing projections for Europe for 2010-2040 and 2070-2100. According to the findings, the North and Baltic Sea coasts show the largest increases in storm surges, especially towards the east. In contrast, southern European coasts can expect minimal change. [Source: Joint Research Centre (European Commission)]
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Source: Joint Research Centre (European Commission)
Publish Date: 3/30/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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