The Storm Surge Event of the Netherlands in 1953

Schneider, Tobias; Weber, Helga; Franke, Jörg; Brönnimann, Stefan (2013). The Storm Surge Event of the Netherlands in 1953. In: Brönnimann, Stefan; Martius, Olivia (eds.) Weather extremes during the past 140 years. Grundlagenforschung: Vol. 89 (pp. 35-43). Geographica Bernensia 10.4480/GB2013.G89.04

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A disastrous storm surge hit the coast of the Netherlands on 31 January and 1 February 1953. We examine the meteorological situation during this event using the Twentieth Century Reanalysis (20CR) data set. We find a strong pressure gradient between Ireland and northern Germany accompanied by strong north-westerly winds over the North Sea. Storm driven sea level rise combined with spring tide contributed to this extreme event. The state of the atmosphere in 20CR during this extreme event is in good agreement with historical observational data

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Schneider, Tobias; Weber, Helga; Franke, Jörg and Brönnimann, Stefan

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

Series:

Grundlagenforschung

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

01 Nov 2013 10:54

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2019 13:38

Publisher DOI:

10.4480/GB2013.G89.04

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.38958

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38958

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