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Measurements of coastal storm surge by the U.S. Geological Survey

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Abstract

In the wake of a storm, local, state, and federal emergency planners needed storm surge elevation data as quickly as possible. These data are used by officials to decide what areas are in the greatest need of assistance and what areas qualify for special designations. To accelerate the pace at which storm surge data can be gathered and released, the US geological survey (USGC) has established a network of coastal water elevation gages that are linked to satellite networks. These data are made available in real-time on the World Wide Web. While Internet access is usually fast and reliable, this process can be augmented by cellular phone, two-way radio, and other data communication techniques.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Measurements of coastal storm surge by the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume
2
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
Reston, VA, United States
First page:
1478
Last page:
1479
Number of Pages:
2
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1997 3rd International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, WAVES
Conference Location:
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Conference Date:
3 November 1997 through 7 November 1997