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Damage and protection cost curves for coastal floods within the 600 largest European cities

  • The economic assessment of the impacts of storm surges and sea-level rise in coastal cities requires high-level information on the damage and protection costs associated with varying flood heights. We provide a systematically and consistently calculated dataset of macroscale damage and protection cost curves for the 600 largest European coastal cities opening the perspective for a wide range of applications. Offering the first comprehensive dataset to include the costs of dike protection, we provide the underpinning information to run comparative assessments of costs and benefits of coastal adaptation. Aggregate cost curves for coastal flooding at the city-level are commonly regarded as by-products of impact assessments and are generally not published as a standalone dataset. Hence, our work also aims at initiating a more critical discussion on the availability and derivation of cost curves.

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Author details:Boris F. PrahlORCiD, Markus Boettle, Luís CostaORCiD, Jürgen Peter KroppORCiDGND, Diego RybskiORCiD
Parent Title (German):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe
Publication series (Volume number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe (938)
Document Type:Postprint
Date of first publication:2020/06/04
Year of completion:2018
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2020/06/04
Tag:adaptation; climate-change; exposure; model; scale; sea-level rise; topographic data
Page number:20
Source:Scientific Data 5 (2018) 180034 DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.34
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
DDC classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 50 Naturwissenschaften / 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
License (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 4.0 International