NZ Storm Surge Data Tool

Step 1: Select a model

Model_20CR is a hindcast of past data. The other models are forecasts, with historical hindcasts for accuracy evaluation. RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 refer to different levels of greenhouse gas concentration, click here for more information.

Step 2: Select data points

To select a subset of data points, use the polygon or rectangle tool. Making a new selection will replace the previous selection.
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Step 3: Select a time range

Adjust the time range here or by dragging the ends of the timeseries export range control at the bottom.
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Historical and future storm surge around New Zealand : From the 19th century to the end of the 21st century


Laura Cagigal, Ana Rueda, Sonia Castanedo, Alba Cid, Jorge Perez, Scott A. Stephens, Giovanni Coco and Fernando Mendez

We developed a new hindcast for storm surge at a 0.25° spatial scale for the whole New Zealand area using a statistical downscaling technique that links the mean local atmospheric conditions with the maximum storm surge levels on a daily scale.  After validating the hindcast against sea-level instrumental records from 17 tidal gauges around New Zealand, the same technique has been applied to obtain storm surge projections until 2100 using different global climate models.

How to cite this article: Cagigal L, Rueda A, Castanedo S, et al. Historical and future storm surge around New Zealand: From the 19th century to the end of the 21st century. Int J Climatol. 2019;1–14.