Evaluación del riesgo de inundación a múltiples componentes en la costa del Maresme

Ballesteros, C., Jiménez, J. A. and Viavattene, Christophe ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4358-5411 (2017) Evaluación del riesgo de inundación a múltiples componentes en la costa del Maresme. Ribagua, 4 (2) . pp. 110-129. ISSN 2529-8968 [Article] (doi:10.1080/23863781.2017.1381453)

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The coast is one of the areas most affected by natural hazards, with floods being the most frequent and significant of these in terms of their induced impacts, so any management scheme requires their evaluation. In coastal areas, flooding is a hazard associated with different processes acting at different scales: coastal storms, flash floods and sea level rise (SLR). To address the problem as a whole, this study presents a methodology to undertake a preliminary integrated risk assessment of the magnitude of each flood component, taking into account their scope (extension of the affected area) and their temporal scale. The risk is quantified using specific indicators to assess the hazard magnitude (for each component) and the consequences. This allows for a robust comparison of the spatial risk distribution along the coast in order to identify both the most at-risk areas and the most influential risk components. This methodology is applied to a stretch of coastline (Maresme, Catalonia) representative of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The results obtained characterise this coastline as an area with a relatively low overall risk, although some hotspots are identified as having high-risk values.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 23156
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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2022 09:03
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23156

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