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Izeboud, Maaike (author)
An accurate prediction of global sea-level rise requires that the cause of recent and intensifying glacier acceleration along the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) coastal margins is understood. Ice shelf thinning and abrupt ice shelf collapse have been linked to surface melt that is prevalent across coastal Antarctica. Primarily, surface melt is...
master thesis 2019
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Hiemstra, Koen (author)
The summer and autumn of 2018 showed the negative effects of both low-flow conditions and bed degradation over the last century on the river functions of the Dutch Rhine. These resulted in record-breaking water levels, extreme low navigation depth and subsequently nautical problems. As climate change will increase the inter-annual variability of...
master thesis 2019
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van der Hoek, Alexander (author)
The aim of the Building with Nature (BwN) design philosophy is to improve on a traditional approach for infrastructural projects by utilising natural processes to create benefits for society and nature. In a fast-changing world where climate action is becoming increasingly important, there is need for an innovative approach in large...
master thesis 2018
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van Sandick, Florence (author)
Louisiana, USA, operates as an oilscape, sacrificing its landscape in pursuit of economic prosperity through the oil and gas industry. Combined with sea level rise, this has resulted in continuous land loss since the fifties, making the Louisiana coast one of the fastest declining in the world. As a consequence, many communities are living on...
master thesis 2018
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Vermeersen, L.L.A. (author), Baart, F. (author), Cohen, Kim M. (author), Frederikse, T. (author), Kiden, Patrick (author), Kleinherenbrink, M. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), van der Wegen, M. (author), More Authors (author)
Rising sea levels due to climate change can have severe consequences for coastal populations and ecosystems all around the world. Understanding and projecting sea-level rise is especially important for low-lying countries such as the Netherlands. It is of specific interest for vulnerable ecological and morphodynamic regions, such as the...
journal article 2018
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Ortega-Córdova, Lessie (author)
3D city models are now common planning and analysis tools. Urban vegetation as a feature in these models, however, is neglected overshadowed by the focus on buildings, so its inclusion in 3D city models is often symbolic. On the other hand, urban vegetation improves the comfort and social well being of a city’s inhabitants and is a resource for...
master thesis 2018
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Lendering, K.T. (author), Sebastian, Antonia (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), Kok, M. (author)
The application of risk-based approaches for the design of flood infrastructure has become increasingly common in flood management. This approach, based on risk reduction and reliability, is used to assess the performance of conventional interventions (e.g., flood defences and dams) and to support decisions regarding their implementation....
journal article 2018
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van der Meulen, Geert (author)
Sea levels are rising globally and the melting Antarctic ice sheet is attributed to be the primary contributor. Due to the deep uncertainty of the causal representative carbon pathways, the plausible range of sea levels rise varies between 0,26 - 2,43 m for 2100 and 0,50 - 15,52 m for 2300. To address deep uncertainty, decision making methods...
master thesis 2018
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Lambert, Ingrid (author), Parodi, Matteo (author), Vieira Passos, Marlon (author), Caldera, Ganga (author), Almadhoun, Yasser (author)
Relative sea level rise and climate change represent long-term threats for the ecosystems and flood defence system in the Wadden Sea. Moreover, the flood-dominant tidal basins in the area lead to sedimentation in the navigational channels used by the ferry services that connect the mainland to the Dutch Wadden islands. This report provides flood...
student report 2018
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Sayol Espana, J.M. (author), Marcos, M. (author)
This study presents a novel methodology to estimate the impact of local sea level rise and extreme surges and waves in coastal areas under climate change scenarios. The methodology is applied to the Ebro Delta, a valuable and vulnerable low-lying wetland located in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Projections of local sea level accounting...
journal article 2018
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Bouwer, LM (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Changes in society's vulnerability to natural hazards are important to understand, as they determine current and future risks, and the need to improve protection. Very large impacts including high numbers of fatalities occur due to single storm surge flood events. Here, we report on impacts of global coastal storm surge events since the year...
journal article 2018
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Leal Filho, W. (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Neht, A. (author), Klavins, M. (author), Morgan, E.A. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) is a phenomenon whereby temperature levels in urban areas are higher than in surrounding rural settings. Urban heat islands are a matter of increasing concern, since they can affect communities by exacerbating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (due to the greater use of air conditioning) and the occurrence of...
journal article 2018
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Bobbink, I. (author)
For the last five years, graduates within the master track of Landscape Architecture at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment have been working on the theme of “Flowscapes”. In the graduation guide the theme is explained as follows: “Flowscapes, explores infrastructure as a type of landscape and landscape as a type of...
conference paper 2018
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van Bruggen, Anne (author)
Coherent responses to wicked problems such as climate change require a new way of doing science and tools to give insight into the transformation of large-scale socio-technical systems. Simulation models support transformative processes by offering a simplified version of reality and a boundary object that unites stakeholders around a simplified...
master thesis 2017
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Van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan (author), Van Der Wiel, Karin (author), Sebastian, Antonia (author), Singh, Roop (author), Arrighi, Julie (author), Otto, Friederike (author), Haustein, Karsten (author), Li, Sihan (author), Vecchi, Gabriel (author), Cullen, Heidi (author)
During August 25-30, 2017, Hurricane Harvey stalled over Texas and caused extreme precipitation, particularly over Houston and the surrounding area on August 26-28. This resulted in extensive flooding with over 80 fatalities and large economic costs. It was an extremely rare event: the return period of the highest observed three-day...
journal article 2017
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Pearson, S.G. (author), Storlazzi, C.D. (author), van Dongeren, A. R. (author), Tissier, M.F.S. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Many low-elevation, coral reef-lined, tropical coasts are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and wave-induced flooding. The considerable morphological diversity of these coasts and the variability of the hydrodynamic forcing that they are exposed to make predicting wave-induced flooding a challenge. A process-based...
journal article 2017
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Stead, D. (author)
Different policy approaches and responses to common environmental challenges, such as climate change, exist between countries, and sometimes even within countries. This situation arises because public policy-makers are not only driven by concerns of theoretical purity but are also influenced by a range of social, political, economic, cultural...
journal article 2017
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Berghuijs, W.R. (author), Larsen, Joshua R. (author), van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Woods, Ross A. (author)
/P) explains ∼90% of the spatial differences in mean runoff across the globe. However, it is unclear if changes in aridity over time are also the most important cause for temporal changes in...
journal article 2017
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Frederikse, T. (author), Simon, K.M. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author)
Sea-level rise and decadal variability along the northwestern coast of the North Atlantic Ocean are studied in a self-consistent framework that takes into account the effects of solid-earth deformation and geoid changes due to large-scale mass redistribution processes. Observations of sea and land level changes from tide gauges and GPS are...
journal article 2017
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Black, K.P. (author), Baba, M. (author), Kurian, N.P. (author), Urich, P. (author), Narayan, B. (author), Stanley, D.O. (author), Mathew, J. (author)
A general overview publication how to prepare the Indian coastline for climate change. The key document is Volume 1: “Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Coastal Protection and Management in India”. The Guidelines document (Volume I) is self-contained, with adequate information to understand the Guidelines and put them into practice. It is...
report 2017
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