Research and analysis

Coastal flood forecasting: model development and evaluation

This project is developing improved methods for surge, nearshore wave and coastal flood forecasting in England and Wales.

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Coastal flood forecasting: model development and evaluation

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Coastal flood forecasting: model development and evaluation

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This project is developing improved methods for surge, nearshore wave and coastal flood forecasting (CFF) in England and Wales. These new methods work by modelling the movement and properties of water (hydraulics) in different areas, ranging from offshore, through the nearshore and surf zone, to its action at coastal defences. This report describes developing and evaluating the new models, whilst a second report due in autumn 2008 will discuss how well the models can forecast coastal floods.