Increase in the frequency of flooding events under projected sea level rise
Source:: Adapted from Figure 13.25(b) of the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (http://www.climatechange2013.org/images/figures/WGI_AR5_Fig13-25.jpg)
Sea-level data from tide gauges were supplied by European Sea-Level Service, Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Delayed Mode Centre, Helpdesk Water (Netherlands), Instituto Español de Oceanographia (Spain), Istituto Talassografico di Trieste (Italy), Marine Environmental Data Service (Canada), National Oceanography Centre Liverpool (UK), National Tidal Centre (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia), Norwegian Mapping Authority, Service Hydroographique et Océanographique de la Marine (France), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and University of Hawaii Sea Level Centre (USA). Sea-level rise projections are based on the CMIP5 ensemble of global climate models.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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