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Monitoring Hurricane Rita Inland Storm Surge

January 1, 2007

Pressure transducers (sensors) are accurate, reliable, and cost-effective tools to measure and record the magnitude, extent, and timing of hurricane storm surge. Sensors record storm-surge peaks more accurately and reliably than do high-water marks. Data collected by sensors may be used in storm-surge models to estimate when, where, and to what degree stormsurge flooding will occur during future storm-surge events and to calibrate and verify stormsurge models, resulting in a better understanding of the dynamics of storm surge.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Monitoring Hurricane Rita Inland Storm Surge
DOI 10.3133/cir13067J
Authors Benton D. McGee, Roland W. Tollett, Burl B. Goree
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1306
Index ID cir13067J
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wetlands Research Center