Exploring high-end climate change scenarios for flood protection of the Netherlands

P. Vellinga, C. Katsman, A. Sterl, J.J. Beersma, W. Hazeleger, J. Church, R. Kopp, D. Kroon, M. Oppenheimer, H.P. Plag, S. Rahmstorf, J. Lowe, J. Ridley, H. von Storch, D. Vaughan, R. van der Wal, R. Weisse, J. Kwadijk, R. Lammersen, N.A. Marinova

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Abstract

This international scientific assessment has been carried out at the request of the Dutch Delta Committee. The "Deltacommissie" requested that the assessment explore the high-end climate change scenarios for flood protection of the Netherlands. It is a state-of–the art scientific assessment of the upper bound values and longer term projections (for sea level rise up to 2200) of climate induced sea level rise, changing storm surge conditions and peak discharge of river Rhine. It comprises a review of recent studies, model projections and expert opinions of more than 20 leading climate scientists from different countries around the North Sea, Australia and the USA
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDe Bilt
PublisherKNMI
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameKNMI scientific report / Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
No.WR 2009-05

Keywords

  • sea level fluctuations
  • climatic change
  • coastal areas

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    Vellinga, P., Katsman, C., Sterl, A., Beersma, J. J., Hazeleger, W., Church, J., Kopp, R., Kroon, D., Oppenheimer, M., Plag, H. P., Rahmstorf, S., Lowe, J., Ridley, J., von Storch, H., Vaughan, D., van der Wal, R., Weisse, R., Kwadijk, J., Lammersen, R., & Marinova, N. A. (2009). Exploring high-end climate change scenarios for flood protection of the Netherlands. (KNMI scientific report / Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute; No. WR 2009-05). KNMI. https://edepot.wur.nl/191831