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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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Böing, Donald (author)
In the last decennia, the world has seen a staggering increase in urbanization in coastal areas. Socio-economic pressure in coastal areas is increasing, while extreme weather events become more common. This thesis focuses on the development of coastal areas in order to combat the rising threats of flood risk and socio-economic pressure. Through...
master thesis 2018
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Leijnse, Tim (author)
Tropical cyclones (TCs) have tremendous impact on coastal communities in terms of damage due to flooding and high wind velocities, as shown by the recent hurricane season of 2017. Coastal flooding due to TCs can be contributed to different types of forcing (e.g. high offshore water levels, rainfall, etc.), or multiple at the same time (i.e....
master thesis 2018
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Hopkins, J.A. (author), Elgar, Steve (author), Raubenheimer, Britt (author)
Observations of waves, currents, and bathymetric change in shallow water (<10-m depth) both inside and offshore of a migrating inlet with strong (2–3 m/s) tidal currents and complex nearshore bathymetry show over 2.5 m of erosion and accretion resulting from each of two hurricanes (offshore wave heights >8 m). A numerical model (Delft3D...
journal article 2018
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Hoek, Jasper (author)
Tropical Cyclones (TCs) are in many regions responsible for severe damages and a great number of casualties, resulting from the severe wind speeds, rainfall, wave heights and storm surges. The recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma are examples of the great devastation that can be caused by a single event, and of the insufficient level of...
master thesis 2017
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Godfroij, Maartje (author)
The main objective of this thesis is to assess the effectiveness of Nature-based Solutions in reducing flood risk in the Galveston Bay by means of wave attenuation. The methodology to answer these questions consists of both literature review and numerical modelling. The wave height reducing capabilities of marsh vegetation, seagrass meadows and...
master thesis 2017
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