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  Storm surges - An option for Hamburg, Germany, to mitigate expected future aggravation of risk

von Storch, H., Goennert, G., & Meine, M. (2008). Storm surges - An option for Hamburg, Germany, to mitigate expected future aggravation of risk. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY, 11(8), 735-742. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2008.08.003.

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von Storch, Hans1, 2, Author              
Goennert, Gabriele3, Author
Meine, Manfred3, Author
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1B 5 - Urban Systems - Test Bed Hamburg, Research Area B: Climate Manifestations and Impacts, The CliSAP Cluster of Excellence, External Organizations, ou_1863485              
2B 4 - Regional Storms and their Marine Impacts, Research Area B: Climate Manifestations and Impacts, The CliSAP Cluster of Excellence, External Organizations, ou_1863484              
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Free keywords: SCENARIO; CLIMATE; STATISTICSStorm surges; Climate change; Mitigation; Adaptation; Hamburg;
 Abstract: Rising sea level together with regionally increased storm activity, caused by elevated and increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will in many parts of the world increase the risk of storm surges significantly. Reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere may mitigate the increasing risks somewhat, but the major task for regional and local stakeholders will be to prepare for appropriate adaptation. In most cases, possible strategies include intensification of coastal defense measures, in particular strengthening dykes, and adaptation to intermittent flooding. in case of Hamburg and the tidal Elbe river a third option seems to be available, which aims at mitigating storm surge risks by applying estuary engineering constructions. This option is sketched in this paper. The option has the potential to significantly reduce the expected future increases of local surge heights. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2008-12
 Publication Status: Published in print
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Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 11 (8) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 735 - 742 Identifier: ISSN: 1462-9011