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dc.contributor.authorSanuy Vázquez, Marc
dc.contributor.authorJiménez Quintana, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorOrtego Martínez, María Isabel
dc.contributor.authorToimil Silva, Alexandra
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat en Enginyeria Civil
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationSanuy, M. [et al.]. Differences in assigning probabilities to coastal inundation hazard estimators: event versus response approaches. "Journal of flood risk management", Gener 2020, vol. 13, núm. S1, p. e12557:1-e12557:17.
dc.descriptionThis is the accepted version of the following article: Sanuy, M, Jiménez, JA, Ortego, MI, Toimil, A. Differences in assigning probabilities to coastal inundation hazard estimators: Event versus response approaches. J Flood Risk Management. 2020; 13 (Suppl. 1):e12557., which has been published in final form at
dc.description.abstractCoastal flood risk assessment requires a reliable estimation of the frequency of inundation hazards, that is, characterising the hazard magnitude and assigning a probability of occurrence. In this work we analyse the uncertainty introduced in the assessment associated to the method to assign the probability of occurrence to coastal flood hazards. To this end we have compared the use of two general methods, the response and the event approaches. Different procedures are used to characterise coastal inundation hazards depending on the analysis scale and data availability. Thus, a range of possibilities has been analysed, from simple estimators such as run-up to modelled flood-prone areas. The analysis has been performed for all wave and water level conditions around the Spanish coast. The results show that the differences between the methods are location-dependent, and thus, determined by the exposure to wave and water level conditions. When using the event approach, the run-up or total water level (with good correlation between waves and surge) distributions reasonably approximate those of the response approach with low associated uncertainty. When the assessment aims to output overtopping discharges or inundation maps, observed differences suggest that the event approach would produce misleading conclusions in inundation-related coastal management and decision-making.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Ports i costes
dc.subject.otherEU Floods Directive
dc.subject.otherHazard indicators
dc.subject.otherInundation maps
dc.subject.otherOvertopping discharge
dc.subject.otherTotal water level
dc.titleDifferences in assigning probabilities to coastal inundation hazard estimators: event versus response approaches
dc.subject.lemacInundacions -- Espanya
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LIM/UPC - Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. COSDA-UPC - COmpositional and Spatial Data Analysis
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorSanuy, M.; Jimenez, J.A.; Ortego, M.I.; Toimil, A.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of flood risk management

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