Change in the frequency of flooding events in Europe given projected sea level rise under two climate scenarios

Figure Created 21 Nov 2019 Published 04 Dec 2019 Last modified 23 Feb 2021
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This maps show the estimated change in the frequency of flooding events of a given height between 2010 and 2100 due to projected regional sea relative level rise under the RCP2.6 and RCP8.5 scenarios. Values larger than 1 indicate an increase in flooding frequency. RCP, representative concentration pathway; RCP2.6: low emissions scenario; RCP8.5: high emissions scenario

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Sea-level data from tide gauges in the GESLA2 (Global Extreme Sea Level Analysis version 2) database (Woodworth et al., 2017). Sea-level rise projections are based on the CMIP5 ensemble of global climate models.

Adapted from Figure 4.12 of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere (SROCC).


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