Articles | Volume 26, issue 21
Research article
03 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 03 Nov 2022

Investigating coastal backwater effects and flooding in the coastal zone using a global river transport model on an unstructured mesh

Dongyu Feng, Zeli Tan, Darren Engwirda, Chang Liao, Donghui Xu, Gautam Bisht, Tian Zhou, Hong-Yi Li, and L. Ruby Leung


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-251', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dongyu Feng, 28 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-251', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dongyu Feng, 28 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Oct 2022) by Hubert H.G. Savenije
AR by Dongyu Feng on behalf of the Authors (11 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Sea level rise, storm surge and river discharge can cause coastal backwater effects in downstream sections of rivers, creating critical flood risks. This study simulates the backwater effects using a large-scale river model on a coastal-refined computational mesh. By decomposing the backwater drivers, we revealed their relative importance and long-term variations. Our analysis highlights the increasing strength of backwater effects due to sea level rise and more frequent storm surge.