NERC Reference: NE/M004996/1
Duration: 12 months
This urgency project aims to assess the impacts of the sequence of extreme storms during the 2013/2014 winter period on both the physical and human coastal environment in the southwest of England. The research will evaluate the vulnerability of this region to such extreme Atlantic storms, which are predicted to become more frequent in the future due to climate change. The project team will be recording the direct storm impacts through the collection of a baseline data set, and using this to assess the post-storm recovery. The study will use field data and numerical modelling of the wave conditions to assess the vulnerability and resilience of the coastal environment to such extreme wave events.