Storm surge modeling and applications in coastal areas

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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.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Storm surge modeling and applications in coastal areas
DOI 10.1142/9789814293488_0012
Volume 4
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
Contributing office(s) North Carolina Water Science Center
Description 44 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate
First page 363
Last page 406