Storm surge modelling, the role of climate change and the impact on flooding

Started: October 2014

Supervisors: Dr Marios Christou; Professor Chris Swan

Description of Research

This research is investigating how varying water depths close to the shore, which are introduced by storm surges, affect the magnitude and frequency of extreme wave events. This involves simulating various scenarios numerically and verifying these using wave flumes in the laboratory. The research will be used to design more effective flood defence solutions for vulnerable coastal areas.