STORM EARLY WARNING SYSTEM AS A LAST PLUG-IN OF A REGIONAL OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY SYSTEM: THE CASE OF THE GULF OF CADIZ

Theocharis A. Plomaritis, Javier Benavente, Laura del Rio, Emma Reyes, Carlos Dastis, Marta Gomez, Miguel Bruno

Abstract


The implementation of an Early Warning System for storm impacts in the urban beach of Cadiz is presented. The model train is described in detail together with the downscaling procedure. Emphasis is given on how the morphodynamic model receives the necessary information from the regional operational oceanography system specifically developed for the Gulf of Cadiz. The translation of the morphodynamic model output into useful information for the civil protection and other responsible authorities is provided based on the coastal state indicator approach. All the intermediate and final results are presented in a purpose-based on-line application.

Keywords


coastal-flooding; early warning systems; Gulf of Cadiz; morphodynamic modelling

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