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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Two talks on Extreme Water Levels Seminar

18 June 2013
NOCS conference room, 344/32 These seminars are intended for both students and staff, and recent graduates.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Hachem Kassem on X26205 or email .

Event details

Coastal Seminar Series: These seminars illustrate the breadth of coastal studies at the University of Southampton. Traditionally, this seminar series is held at Highfield, hosted by the faculty of Engineering and the Environment. This term only, the seminars will be held at NOCS, and will aim to showcase areas of research within the coastal research theme at Ocean and Earth Science.

Dr Matthew Wadey, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, OES

A characterisation of storm surges and extreme water level events around the UK coast

In this seminar Matthew will introduce a multidisciplinary flood research project which aims to understand the temporal clustering of flood events. An initial part of this is to evaluate extreme water level characteristics (e.g. relative importance of tide and surge components, and the spatial footprint of extreme events) using ‘Class A’ tide gauge observations around the UK coast.

Robert Mawdsley, PhD Candidate OES

Long-term changes in extreme sea level components

In most regions of the world extreme water levels are observed to be increasing at the same rate as mean sea level (MSL). However, significant changes in other components of water level have been observed at individual locations. An accurate understanding of these changes in tide and surge components is essential for the prediction of extreme sea levels. This talk will introduce the changes observed in the three components of water levels and how their contributions vary globally.



Speaker information

Dr Matthew Wadey,Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Robert Mawdsley, University of Southampton. PhD Candidate OES

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