Storm-surges Indicator for the Polish Baltic Coast

Storm surges appear in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea and, depending on various factors, have different sizes for each region of the sea-coast. Climate changes are observed with greater dynamics of weather phenomena. To compare the risk of storm surges to different areas, a new method had to be developed. Storm-surges indicator is used to compare the risks to the South Baltic water areas along with hydrometeorological and local conditions. Studies on the relations between the parameters and the occurrence of storm surges were carried out as well. The storm-surges indicator "W" is related to the number of storm surges observed at the stations in particular regions, the maximal wind velocity and the max sea level occurring during the same storm surges. The storm-surges indicator was calculated for 1955-2008 for the Polish coastal zone. The intention is to use this indicator for research and forecasting purposes. Assessment of the tendencies and variability of the regional phenomena indicators in timescale prove the occurrence of certain regional changes of hydrometeorological conditions.


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  • Accession Number: 01496791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 9:47AM