The Natural Hazards Review project will develop a framework and best practice approach to characterise natural hazards and seek to improve methodologies where current approaches are inefficient. This is to improve energy system infrastructure design and the project is intended to share knowledge of natural hazards across sectors. The project will be completed in three stages. Phase one will focus on a gap analysis. Phase two will look at developing a series of improved methodologies from the gaps identified in phase one, and phase three will demonstrate how to apply these methodologies. Finally, phase 3 will develop a “how to” guide for use by project engineers.
Coastal flooding is a natural phenomenon which is capable of devastating coastal towns, infrastructure, and regional economies.The UK coastline is one of the longest in Europe and is constantly evolving and shifting over time. It is varied in geography and habitats. The coastline is relatively easily accessible to the UK population; nowhere in the UK is more than 120 km from the coast. A single coastal flooding event can have a widespread impact.
This technical volume addresses:
Description of the main phenomena
Observations, measurements techniques and modelling tools
Related phenomena, where coastal flooding is related to extreme weather events (e.g. high winds/hurricanes) and seismic and geological events (e.g. earthquakes and landslides leading to tsunamis)