Norddeutsches Küsten- und Klimabüro
Data Source

The storm surge monitor provides an impression if and to what extent the current storm surge seasons at the German North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts is unusual. It also illustrates how storm surge climate has changed over the last few decades of years.

For this purpose, scientists from the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht analyze on a daily basis and in near-real time data collected by the responsible authorities that are made available via PEGELONLINE and put the actual situation into a long-term perspective.

The underlying long-term statistics are based on the following data:

Gauge Period Resolution Source Reference
Husum 1936-2018high tide1 Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes (WSV), provided by Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG) 
Helgoland Binnenhafen 1953-2018high tide1 WSV, provided by BfG 
Cuxhaven 1901-2018high tide1 WSV, provided by BfG 
 1918-2018hourlyUniversity of Hawaii Sea Level Center (UHSLC)Caldwell et al., 2015
Hamburg St. Pauli1951-2019high tide1 WSV, provided by BfG 
Weserwehr UW
1954-2019high tide1 WSV, provided by BfG 
Norderney 1901-2018high tide1 WSV, provided by BfG and Forschungsstelle Küste (FSK) des Niedersächsischen Landesbetriebs für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN) 
Flensburg1955-2019hourlyWSV, provided by BfG 
Kiel-Holtenau1955-2019hourlyWSV, provided by BfG 
Travemünde 1950-2018hourlyWSV, provided by BfG 
Warnemünde 1954-2018hourlyWSV, provided by BfG 

1 Highest water level of the tide curve at turn of tide.