Belize Coastal Flood Hazard

  • Title: Belize Coastal Flood Hazard
  • Abstract:

    This map shows flood hazard from coastal storm surge associated with Hurricane categories 1 to 5. Only results for the mainland coast are shown.

  • Publication Date: April 12, 2016, 3:26 a.m.
  • Regions: Belize
  • Owner: belize
  • Point of Contact: belize
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  • Language: English
  • Data Quality: This map and associated information is indicative and is intended for guidance only. It cannot be used to provide details for individual properties or engineering design. The flood extent hazard boundaries shown are generated using a national scale hydraulic model of the river network and surrounding topography Major limitations exist at a local scale due to the coarse resolution (~90 m) and noise error of the current “best” digital elevation data available (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission). The elevation data has been corrected for vegetation and urban areas, but at a resolution of ~250 m, resulting in some residual artefacts which affect the quality of the results. This map represents the current best available output given these data constraints.
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