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Coastal flooding risk calculations for the Belgian Coast

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This paper details the methodology which is used to perform a flood risk analysis for the Belgian coast. The coastal flood risk analysis aims at estimating the expected value of yearly consequences by coastal flooding for a given time horizon. To calculate the risk all sources of uncertainty are accounted for by using a pragmatic probabilistic method. To calculate the flood consequences for a given extreme storm surge, a chain of process models is used that describe the wave propagation towards the coast, the failure behaviour of the coastal defences, the flooding of the coastal plain and the resulting consequences (economic damage and human casualties).

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Verwaest, Toon, Katrien Van der Biest, Philippe Vanpoucke, Johan Reyns, Paul Vanderkimpen, Leen De Vos, Julien De Rouck, and Tina Mertens. 2009. “Coastal Flooding Risk Calculations for the Belgian Coast.” In COASTAL ENGINEERING 2008, VOLS 1-5, ed. Jane McKee Smith, 5:4193–4201. Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific.
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Verwaest, T., Van der Biest, K., Vanpoucke, P., Reyns, J., Vanderkimpen, P., De Vos, L., De Rouck, J., et al. (2009). Coastal flooding risk calculations for the Belgian Coast. In Jane McKee Smith (Ed.), COASTAL ENGINEERING 2008, VOLS 1-5 (Vol. 5, pp. 4193–4201). Presented at the 31st International conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2008), Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific.
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Verwaest T, Van der Biest K, Vanpoucke P, Reyns J, Vanderkimpen P, De Vos L, et al. Coastal flooding risk calculations for the Belgian Coast. In: McKee Smith J, editor. COASTAL ENGINEERING 2008, VOLS 1-5. Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific; 2009. p. 4193–201.
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Verwaest, Toon, Katrien Van der Biest, Philippe Vanpoucke, et al. “Coastal Flooding Risk Calculations for the Belgian Coast.” COASTAL ENGINEERING 2008, VOLS 1-5. Ed. Jane McKee Smith. Vol. 5. Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific, 2009. 4193–4201. Print.
@inproceedings{680646,
  abstract     = {This paper details the methodology which is used to perform a flood risk analysis for the Belgian coast. The coastal flood risk analysis aims at estimating the expected value of yearly consequences by coastal flooding for a given time horizon. To calculate the risk all sources of uncertainty are accounted for by using a pragmatic probabilistic method. To calculate the flood consequences for a given extreme storm surge, a chain of process models is used that describe the wave propagation towards the coast, the failure behaviour of the coastal defences, the flooding of the coastal plain and the resulting consequences (economic damage and human casualties).},
  author       = {Verwaest, Toon and Van der Biest, Katrien and Vanpoucke, Philippe and Reyns, Johan and Vanderkimpen, Paul and De Vos, Leen and De Rouck, Julien and Mertens, Tina},
  booktitle    = {COASTAL ENGINEERING 2008, VOLS 1-5},
  editor       = {McKee Smith, Jane},
  isbn         = {9789814277365},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Hamburg, Germany},
  pages        = {4193--4201},
  publisher    = {World Scientific},
  title        = {Coastal flooding risk calculations for the Belgian Coast},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814277426\_0348},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2009},
}

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