The 1872 Baltic Sea storm surge

Feuchter, Dennis; Jörg, Christof; Rosenhagen, Gudrun; Auchmann, Renate; Martius, Olivia; Brönnimann, Stefan (2013). The 1872 Baltic Sea storm surge. In: Brönnimann, Stefan; Martius, Olivia (eds.) Weather extremes during the past 140 years. Grundlagenforschung: Vol. G89 (pp. 91-98). Bern: Geographica Bernensia 10.4480/GB2013.G89.10

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On 13 November 1872, the Baltic Sea coast from Denmark to Pomerania was devastated by an extreme storm surge caused by high winds. This is still the strongest surge on record, and understanding its development can contribute to improved risk assessment and protection. In this paper we trace this event in sea-level pressure and wind data from the “Twentieth Century Reanalysis” (20CR) and compare the results with other observation-based data sources. The analysis shows that, in the ensemble mean of 20CR, the general development is qualitatively well depicted, but with much reduced strength compared to other data sets. The same is true when selecting the ensemble member with maximum wind speeds.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Feuchter, Dennis; Auchmann, Renate; Romppainen-Martius, Olivia and Brönnimann, Stefan

Subjects:

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

Series:

Grundlagenforschung

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

07 Feb 2014 13:06

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2019 15:49

Publisher DOI:

10.4480/GB2013.G89.10

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.40479

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40479

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