Title: JRC storm surge system for Europe: JRC SSCS bulletins and the new GDACS system
Authors: ANNUNZIATO ALESSANDROPROBST PAMELA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC104826
ISBN: 978-92-79-64577-8
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28327 EN
OP LB-NA-28327-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC104826
DOI: 10.2788/94490
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The storm surge is an abnormal rise of water above the astronomical tides, generated by strong winds and a drop in the atmospheric pressure, due to the passage of a Tropical Cyclone (TC) or an intense low pressure system in general. The JRC has developed the first storm surge calculation system for the TCs in 2011, including the results in the Global Disasters Alert and Coordination System (GDACS). The TCs are not the only weather system that can generate a storm surge event, therefore the JRC has developed a new Storm Surge Calculation System (SSCS) in 2013, to simulate the storm surge also in Europe. The SSCS system has been established at the JRC in the frame of GDACS and it is intended as a series of procedures that use meteorological forecasts forcing conditions produced by several meteorological centers to obtain the expected sea level rise along the coasts. Every day several SSCS bulletins are created for different areas of Europe. The JRC is currently implementing this system also in GDACS. This report describes the procedures of this new storm surge system developed by the JRC and the SSCS bulletins produced every day, as well as the implementation of this system in GDACS.
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