Exploring high-end scenarios for local sea level rise to develop flood protection strategies for a low-lying delta—the Netherlands as an example

  title={Exploring high-end scenarios for local sea level rise to develop flood protection strategies for a low-lying delta—the Netherlands as an example},
  author={Caroline A. Katsman and Andreas Sterl and Jules J. Beersma and Henk van den Brink and John Alexander Church and Wilco Hazeleger and Robert E. Kopp and Dick Kroon and Jaap C. J. Kwadijk and Rita Lammersen and Jason A. Lowe and Michael Oppenheimer and Hans-Peter Plag and Jeff K. Ridley and Hans von Storch and David G. Vaughan and Pier Vellinga and L.L.A. Vermeersen and Roderik van de Wal and Ralf Weisse},
  journal={Climatic Change},
Sea level rise, especially combined with possible changes in storm surges and increased river discharge resulting from climate change, poses a major threat in low-lying river deltas. In this study we focus on a specific example of such a delta: the Netherlands. To evaluate whether the country’s flood protection strategy is capable of coping with future climate conditions, an assessment of low-probability/high-impact scenarios is conducted, focusing mainly on sea level rise. We develop a… 
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