CMIP5 Arctic wave projections and coastal impacts
This dataset contains monthly and annual statistics of extreme wave parameters for the Arctic, and projected increases (in probability and magnitude) in potential wave-driven coastal erosion and flooding along Arctic coastlines. The WAVEWATCH III wave model was driven by surface winds and sea ice concentrations simulated by five global climate models participated in the Coupled Climate Model Comparison Phase 5 (CMIP5) project for the historical period (1979-2005) and for the future period 2081-2100 under the emission scenario RCP8.5.
Casas-Prat, M. and Wang, X.L. (2020) Projections of extreme ocean waves in the Arctic and potential implications for coastal inundation and erosion. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, accepted.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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