Pevensey Bay coastal defences, East Sussex: The use and validation of sea level and wave forecasts in a novel approach to allocation of flood risk

Pevensey Bay coastal defences, East Sussex: The use and validation of sea level and wave forecasts in a novel approach to allocation of flood risk.
Hawkes, P.J.and Thomas, I. and Dornbusch, U.
In: 3rd IMA International Conference on Flood Risk, 30-31 March 2015, Swansea University, Wales, UK. (Submitted) (2015)

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Abstract:Pevensey is on the East Sussex coast, between Eastbourne and Bexhill (see Figure 1). Its coastal defence is in the form of a shingle embankment facing approximately south-east into the English Channel. It is the subject of a 25-year contractual arrangement, unique at its inception, between the private consortium Pevensey Coastal Defence Limited (PCDL) and the Environment Agency (EA). After each storm, any necessary coastal defence repair is carried out. At the same time, a return period for the storm is estimated based on the predicted tidal level and the forecast surge and waves, with reference to look-up tables for the joint return period of sea level and wave height.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Coasts > Coastal erosion and flooding
Floods > General
Coasts > General
ID Code:1004
Deposited On:04 Mar 2015 15:34
Last Modified:29 Jun 2015 10:12

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