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Schwarzer, Klaus; Ricklefs, Klaus; Schumacher, Walter; Atzler, Roland (1996): (Table 1) Sea level during storm surges at various sites along the german Baltic Sea coast. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Schwarzer, K et al. (1996): Beobachtungen zur Vorstranddynamik und zum Küstenschutz sowie zum Sturmereignis vom 3./4.11.1995 vor dem Streckelsberg/Usedom. Meyniana, 48, 49-68,

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A seawall was constructed in 1897 along the steep coast of Streckelsberg, Usedom Island to stop the cliff retreat. It was destroyed several times by storm induced sea floods, reconstructed and gradually extended to a length of 450 m. After the severe storm event of 1/2.3.1949, no more repair work was implemented. The ruins were no longer capable of preventing further erosion of the Streckelsberg cliff. A new protective structure became a necessity against ongoing erosion, and to check the lowering of the abrasion platform. The construction of three breakwaters began in 1995. A severe storm occurred on 3/4.11.1995 before their completion. Coastal bottom sediment mapping using a sidescan-sonar carried out two days later showed that a channel system down to a depth of 1.5 m was cut into the sand layer covering the sea floor on both sides of the Koserow Bank. The bottom of these channels was paved with gravel and boulders. This layer was encountered in the whole surveyed area below a mobile sand layer. Discharged bodies of fine sand half a meter high and erosional cavities several m2 in diameter around boulders led to the conclusion that an intensive sediment movement down to a depth of 11 m had taken place during the storm. A storm related direction of sediment discharge could not be identified. The existing section of the breakwaters withstood the severe storm.
Median Latitude: 54.170237 * Median Longitude: 12.345688 * South-bound Latitude: 53.903700 * West-bound Longitude: 10.147500 * North-bound Latitude: 54.505500 * East-bound Longitude: 14.009300
Date/Time Start: 1872-11-13T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1995-11-03T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 0.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 0.0 m
Greifswald * Latitude: 54.107500 * Longitude: 13.450500 * Elevation: 0.0 m * Location: Baltic Sea, Germany * Device: Tide gauge station (TGS)
KielHarbour * Latitude: 54.323100 * Longitude: 10.147500 * Elevation: 0.0 m * Location: Baltic Sea, Germany * Device: Tide gauge station (TGS)
Koserow * Latitude: 54.057500 * Longitude: 14.009300 * Elevation: 0.0 m * Location: Baltic Sea, Germany * Device: Tide gauge station (TGS)
Sea level measurements are shown for events that exceeded 1.5 m a.s.l. at the gauge in Wismar; data extended from Kolp (1955), Mnisterium für Bau, Landesentwicklung und Umwelt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1995) and Minister für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Fischerei des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (1990). Gauge locations are approximate.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1Event labelEvent
3DateDateSchwarzer, Klausend of event, if more than one day
4Sea levelSea levelm NNSchwarzer, Klaus
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