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Monitoring inland storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irene along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, August 2011

March 2, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a temporary monitoring network of water-level sensors at 212 locations along the Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Maine during August 2011 to record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of inland hurricane storm tide and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Irene. Water-level sensor locations were selected to augment existing tide-gage networks to ensure adequate monitoring in areas forecasted to have substantial storm tide. As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; 2011a,b), storm tide is the water-level rise generated by a coastal storm as a result of the combination of storm surge and astronomical tide.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Monitoring inland storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irene along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, August 2011
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121022
Authors Brian E. McCallum, Jaime A. Painter, Eric R. Frantz
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2012-1022
Index ID ofr20121022
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of Surface Water