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

Open-File Report 2012-1022

Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Monitoring inland storm tide and flooding from Hurricane Irene along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, August 2011
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1022
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Office of Surface Water
Description:
6 p.; Tables; Glossary; Conversions and Datums: XLS Downloads of Tables 2-5
First page:
1
Last page:
29
Number of Pages:
29
Time Range Start:
2011-08-01
Time Range End:
2011-08-31
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Atlantic Coast
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y