EXAMINATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES

Ralf Kaiser, Heiko Knaack, Marco Miani, Hanz Dieter Niemeyer

Abstract


Climate change adaptation strategies for coastal protection are examined with the help of mathematical models in the Ems/Dollart Estuary in consideration of different climate scenarios. The Ems Dollart Estuary is located at the Dutch German border in the southern North Sea, a coastal area which has suffered from enormous land losses due to medieval storm surges.
Since then the medieval retreat was partly reduced by successive land reclamation following the development of salt marshes.

Keywords


climate change; coastal protection; adaptation; storm surges

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