I am a Msc student working on my thesis about the assessment of urban ecosystem services in the netherlands.
Considering the data needs for the Coastal Vulnerability Model, I do have 2 questions that are not really clear to me yet.
For the Continental Shelf Contour, the documentation explicitly states that the intersection of the AOI and any continental shelf contour must be within 1500 km of the coastline of the area of interest.
As for the Netherlands, the nearest continental shelf is around 550 km away. Does that mean that I have to artificially drag out my AOI into the sea until it intersects with the continental shelf?
Otherwise, it states that locally-important bathymetry data could be used instead, but I have a bit of a trouble finding out what would be worthy to the model, and what would not.
In any case, I will of course just try around, but I was wondering if the continental shelf contour intersection is really meant (and still relevant) to be that far away from my intended AOI.
I am a bit at a loss concerning the sea level rise vector. Even with the documentation, it is not really clear to me what exactly in expected as an input here. I would love to have a look at an example file, yet the sample path given in the documentation is not findable in the Individual sample data set for the coastal vulnerability model.
Considering the data needs for the Urban Flood Risk Mitigation model, I do have 1 question left.
I think this question goes out more so to experienced users/modelers than to the developers.
- Instead of providing a watershed file, a sewershed file could also be provided. I do have created a watershed file for the city of interest to determine the flows with the help of an accurate height map, yet am wondering how a sewershed file could be more accurate for the city? I have a map available that shows all the pipes, intersections and main dumping points for water, yet has no height information available. Is there any point in trying to combine both maps in terms of accuracy for the model? As far as I understand the working of the model I guess not, but I am wondering if anyone maybe did something similar in terms of combining such maps in order to create! a more accurate flow situation (maybe with an external tool?)
Map depicting sewer pipes and dumping points (blue)
Thank you so much already!