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|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co|
|Contributing office(s)||North Carolina Water Science Center|
|Larger Work Type||Book|
|Larger Work Title||World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate|