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. and Thomas, I. and Dornbusch, U. (2015) 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. In: IMA International Conference on Flood Risk 2015, 30-31 March 2015, Swansea University, Wales, UK.

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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)
Additional Information: 3rd IMA International Conference on Flood Risk
Subjects: Coasts > Coastal erosion and flooding
Floods > General
Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:50
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 13:33
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/977

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