I recently gave a talk on extreme sea level at an event called ‘The Impact of Natural Hazards on Energy Infrastructures’ held in London on 8th November 2013. The event was filmed and talks should be available online soon.
Some nice videos showing the breach of the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme:
Animation of storm surge of Super Typhoon Haiyan making landfall:
The model predicts maximum surge levels exceeding 5 metres near Tacloban City. The peak surge occurs some time after the cyclone has made landfall. At this point, the winds near Tacloban City change direction from easterly to southeasterly, and the cyclone starts pushing water into San Pedro and San Pablo Bay (i.e. the northwesterly part of Leyte Gulf).
Scientists develop new method to help global coasts adapt to sea-level rise. This work was done by Prof. Robert Nicholls with whom I co-direct the engineering in the coastal environment MSc.
This new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain is amazing: