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Metselaar, Meno (author)
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master thesis 2024
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Cuevas Salgado, Sebastian (author)
Coastal dunes serve as the primary defence mechanism against coastal storms for many coastal communities around the world. Vegetation plays a role in increasing dune resiliency as it enables dune growth, however not enough is known about its effects during storms. Research has shown that the current climate crisis will increase the intensity of...
master thesis 2023
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Heider, Vanessa (author)
By 2050, in less than 30 years, 300 million people will become climate refugees due to the rising sea level and coastal flooding (Lewis, 2019). Inhabitants of megacities such as New York, Mumbai or Shanghai will face enormous changes within their environment. The rising sea levels, hurricanes, and floods will transform life in coastal cities and...
student report 2023
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Xu, Chaoran (author), Nelson-Mercer, Benjamin T. (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Davlasheridze, Meri (author), Ross, Ashley D. (author), Jia, Jianjun (author)
Hurricane Ike, which struck the United States in September 2008, was the ninth most expensive hurricane in terms of damages. It caused nearly USD 30 billion in damage after making landfall on the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. We used the Delft3d-FM/SWAN hydrodynamic and spectral wave model to simulate the storm surge inundation around Galveston...
journal article 2023
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Medina Pena, N.J. (author), Sanchez, Arlex (author), Vojinovic, Zoran (author)
Disasters triggered by natural hazards are becoming more frequent and more intense, causing damage to infrastructure and causing loss of life. One way to reduce disaster risk is by evacuating the hazardous area. However, despite the amount of literature that exists on evacuation behavior, there is still a lack of agreement on which variables...
journal article 2023
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Claassen, Judith (author)
Torrential rain from tropical cyclones can have a devastating impact, causing loss of life and billions in damages. To better understand the risk faced by coastal communities, it is important to estimate how often a tropical cyclone could occur and how much rainfall it will produce. One way to do this is by analyzing past storms and building...
master thesis 2021
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van der Hucht, Laura (author), Hoogervorst, Chris (author), Storm, Piet (author), Grgic, Petra (author), Ortiz Velasquez, Federico (author), Özdemir, Tolga (author)
In collaboration with the University of the Bahamas, we used the Charette model, the Three-point Approach and the conceptual framework: Build Back Better to propose a solution that involves several aspects: Reduced risk overall, increased social cohesion on the island, improved life quality and reduced costs during reconstruction in the...
student report 2021
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James, R.K. (author), Lynch, A. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), van Katwijk, M.M. (author), van Tussenbroek, B.I. (author), Dijkstra, H.A. (author), van Westen, R. M. (author), van der Boog, C.G. (author), Klees, R. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), Bouma, T.J. (author)
The intensity of major storm events generated within the Atlantic Basin is projected to rise with the warming of the oceans, which is likely to exacerbate coastal erosion. Nature-based flood defence has been proposed as a sustainable and effective solution to protect coastlines. However, the ability of natural ecosystems to withstand major...
journal article 2021
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Houterman, Maud (author)
Sint Maarten is a Caribbean island that is located in one of the six tropical zones were hurricanes may develop each year. The island deals with a limited resilient housing stock due to the lack of building regulations and affordable materials and contractors. This results in a community that needs to rebuild the housing stock every time a...
master thesis 2020
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Prida Guillén, Álvaro (author)
The existing hydrodynamic models consider full physics approaches to calculate storm surge at coastal regions. However, due to the complexity of the equations that model these processes, the computational time and power required to run them can be large, compared to models that consider simplified equations. By contrast, simplified hydraulic...
master thesis 2020
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Medina Pena, N.J. (author), Abebe, Y.A. (author), Sanchez, Arlex (author), Vojinovic, Zoran (author)
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are vulnerable to sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological hazards. In addition to the efforts to reduce the hazards, a holistic strategy that also addresses the vulnerability and exposure of residents and their assets is essential to mitigate the impacts of such hazards. Evaluating the socioeconomic...
journal article 2020
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Anarde, Katherine (author), Figlus, Jens (author), Sous, Damien (author), Tissier, M.F.S. (author)
Infragravity (IG) waves are expected to contribute significantly to coastal flooding and sediment transport during hurricane overwash, yet the dynamics of these low-frequency waves during hurricane impact remain poorly documented and understood. This paper utilizes hydrodynamic measurements collected during Hurricane Harvey (2017) across a...
journal article 2020
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Wong, Stephen D. (author), Pel, A.J. (author), Shaheen, Susan A. (author), Chorus, C.G. (author)
This paper analyzes the observed decision-making behavior of a sample of individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma in 2017 (n = 645) by applying advanced methods based in discrete choice theory. Our first contribution is identifying population segments with distinct behavior by constructing a latent class choice model for the choice whether to...
journal article 2020
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Seynaeve, Simon (author)
Offshore wind farms are being deployed in ever more challenging conditions. Relatively unexplored are wind farms deployed in hurricane-prone regions. That is exactly the challenge that Mexican government faces as they want to expand their renewable energy resources by developing offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico. The increased variability in...
master thesis 2019
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Bader, Daan (author)
Hurricanes impose great threats on coastal communities in terms of hazard and impact. Recent hurricanes like Harvey (Texas, 2017) and Idai (Mozambique, 2019) emphasize the global character of this threat. In the U.S., Hurricane Harvey tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in...
master thesis 2019
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Richards, Hilary (author)
Every year hundreds of thousands of people are affected by natural disasters that occur due to various physical phenomenon. They include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes. In this research the focus is on hurricane events and the impact they have on a community. The ability for a community to bounce back is defined by...
master thesis 2019
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van den Berg, Nadine (author), Hendriks, Onno (author), Boertje, Laurens (author)
Houston, TX is known for being flood prone. Recent disasters such as Hurricane Harvey (2017) severly damaged this city. Houston’s flooding problem is caused by urban sprawl, the flatness of the city and the lack of policy. The urban sprawl increases the amount of concrete and limits the city’s natural drainage, the flatness of the city means the...
student report 2019
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Haakman, Koen (author), Sayol España, J.M. (author), van der Boog, C.G. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author)
This work quantifies the magnitude, spatial structure, and temporal evolution of the cold wake left by North Atlantic hurricanes. To this end we composited the sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA) induced by hurricane observations from 2002 to 2018 derived from the international best track archive for climate stewardship (IBTrACS). Cold wake...
journal article 2019
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Baron-Hyppolite, C.G. (author), Lashley, Christopher H. (author), Garzon, Juan (author), Miesse, Tyler (author), Bricker, J.D. (author)
Assessing the accuracy of nearshore numerical models—such as SWAN—is important to ensure their effectiveness in representing physical processes and predicting flood hazards. In particular, for application to coastal wetlands, it is important that the model accurately represents wave attenuation by vegetation. In SWAN, vegetation might be...
journal article 2018
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Torres Dueñas, Luisa (author)
Tropical cyclones generate risk of compound flooding in coastal watersheds due to both precipitation and storm surge. For regions prone to this phenomenon, it is clear that in order to properly quantify flood hazard...
master thesis 2018
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