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Storm surge modeling and applications in coastal areas

December 31, 2010

This chapter introduces the reader to a wide spectrum of storm surge modeling systems used to assess the impact of tropical cyclones, covering a range of numerical methods, model domains, forcing and boundary conditions, and purposes. New technologies to obtain data such as deployment of temporary sensors and remote sensing practices to support modeling are also presented. Extensive storm surge modeling applications have been made with existing modeling systems and some of them are described in this chapter.

The authors recognize the importance of evaluating river-ocean interactions in coastal environments during tropical cyclones. Therefore, the coupling of hydraulic (riverine) and storm surge models is discussed. In addition, results from studies performed in the coast of India are shown which generated maps to help emergency managers and reduce risk due to coastal inundation.

Publication Year 2010
Title Storm surge modeling and applications in coastal areas
DOI 10.1142/9789814293488_0012
Authors Shisir K. Dube, Tad S. Murty, Jesse C. Feyen, Reggina Cabrera, Bruce A. Harper, Jerad D. Bales, Saud A. Amer
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70193263
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization North Carolina Water Science Center