Robins, P.; Lyddon, C.

Extreme river discharge and associated tide gauge co-occurrences from UK estuaries 1984-2013

This dataset contains the dates and magnitudes of extreme river discharge and associated skew surge peaks for UK estuaries between 1984 and 2013. The lag time between the drivers is also provided.

Thirty years of river discharge and sea level data for 126 estuaries around the UK were analysed. The river discharge and tide gauge data were used at a 15-minute temporal resolution. A peaks over threshold analysis was completed to identify peaks in the river discharge record which exceeded the 95th percentile. The largest skew surge associated with each extreme discharge event was identified, and saved if this value also exceeded the 95th percentile.

Publication date: 2023-11-07