Norddeutsches Küsten- und Klimabüro

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Storm surges at tide gauge Cuxhaven

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Storm Surge Height

In Cuxhaven the maximum water level per season increased over time. Such an increase may be caused by changes in storm activity, increasing mean sea levels and hydro-engineering measures. So far, the observed increase in Cuxhaven is mainly caused by rising mean sea levels.

Data from the current season are preliminary and reflect the present status of the ongoing season.

Interpretation of the figure

Is the height in the current storm surge season unusual?

Storm Surge Height

The higher the storm surges the less frequent the events. Heights of storm surges of the current season are denoted by colored symbols. They show how long it will take on average until an event of similar height may be observed again (x-axis).

Data from the current season are preliminary and reflect the present status of the ongoing season.

Interpretation of the figure