Modelling the flood vulnerability of deltaic Kuching City, Malaysia

Mah, Yau Seng and Frederik Josep, Putuhena and Sai, Hin Lai (2011) Modelling the flood vulnerability of deltaic Kuching City, Malaysia. Natural Hazards, 58 (3). pp. 865-875. ISSN 1573-0840

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The main objective of this writing is to present a practical way to envisage the flood vulnerability in deltaic region, particularly on the concern of sea level rise. Kuching city of Malaysia is established on banks of Sarawak River, 30 km from the sea. Therefore, it is subjected to fluvial and tidal floods. Kuching Bay experiences the highest King Tides in Southeast Asia region. These tide magnitudes could be a glimpse of future sea level rise. By means of modelling these tides, it provides an understanding and preparation for the impacts of sea level rise on the flood mitigation infrastructures and the city itself. The modelling efforts had created an illustration that a 10% rise in tide levels would result in increase of flooding areas up to 6% relative to existing tide levels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood, Infoworks RS, Kuching, River, Sea level rise, King Tides, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 03:46
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 03:46

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