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RISC-KIT published a new research paper entitled:"The contribution of short-waves in storm surges: Two case studies in the Bay of Biscay."

The result of a collaboration between RISC-KIT partner, LIENs-CNRS, together with BGS IT & E (Germany) and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (UK), was published in Continental Shelf Research.

Bertin et al. 2015

 

The research paper entitled, "The contribution of short-waves in storm surges: Two case studies in the Bay of Biscay." was published in the journal Continental Shelf Research. This study resulted from a collaboration between LIENs-CNRS, BGS IT & E (Germany) and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (UK).

 

The paper describes the storm surges that occured during storms Xynthia and Joachim that struck the Bay of Biscay in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Through modelling and observational analysis, the authors explore the origins of the resulting surges using a fully coupled modelling system. Model outputs are discussed in terms of atmospheric forcing, sea states and storm surges. The contributions of the three main wave-induced processes in storm surges: wave-enhanced surface and bottom stress and the gradients of radiation stress, are also discussed.

 

Access to the article to Elsevier subscribers is provided through the link

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