Reanalysis of the Hamburg Storm Surge of 1962

Jochner, Matthias; Schwander, Mikhaël; Brönnimann, Stefan (2013). Reanalysis of the Hamburg Storm Surge of 1962. In: Brönnimann, Stefan; Martius, Olivia (eds.) Weather extremes during the past 140 years. Grundlagenforschung: Vol. 89 (pp. 19-26). Bern: Geographica Bernensia 10.4480/GB2013.G89.02

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In February 1962, Hamburg experienced its most catastrophic storm surge event of the 20th century. This paper analyses the event using the Twentieth Century Reanalysis (20CR) dataset. Responsible for the major flood was a strong low pressure system centred over Scandinavia that was associated with strong north-westerly winds towards the German North Sea coast – the ideal storm surge situation for the Elbe estuary. A comparison of the 20CR dataset with observational data proves the applicability of the reanalysis data for this extreme event.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Climatology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Schwander, Mikhaël and Brönnimann, Stefan

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
500 Science

Series:

Grundlagenforschung

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

01 Nov 2013 10:46

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2019 13:31

Publisher DOI:

10.4480/GB2013.G89.02

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.38951

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38951

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