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dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, Robert E.-
dc.contributor.authorReid, Robert O.-
dc.contributor.authorVastano, Andrew C. (Andrew Charles)-
dc.descriptionTechnical Memorandumen_US
dc.description.abstractAbstract: A time-dependent, two-dimensional storm surge algorithm has been used to estimate the drag coefficient, over the windspeed range 10 meters above MWL. The algorithm represents a vertically integrated physical model which includes nonlinear boundary conditions representing flooding and recession. Wind and water level data for the investigation were gathered by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville, in 'the Lake Okeechobee, Florida, region. The lake is a roughly circular feature 60 kilometers in diameter with a maximum normal depth of 4 meters. The effect of extensively grassed, shallow areas of the lake on wind-driven circulation was simulated by a multilayer canopy flow model and included as a subroutine in the numerical analog. The surge model was calibrated for empirical constants with two seiches and quasi-static wind-induced condition within the lake. Two wind-stress relationships, a quadratic one and the Keulegan- Van Dorn expression, were used to model the air-sea interaction. Multiple surge calculations were performed with a range and statistical analyses made of the difference between the observed and computed water levels for the hurricane of August 1949. The results indicate that the Keulegan- Van Dorn wind-stress model yields superior results over the windspeed range. This conclusion was verified by a simulation of the surge associated with the hurricane of October 1950.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipTexas A & M University. Department of Oceanography.en_US
dc.publisherCoastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical memorandum;no. 56-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource.-
dc.subjectStorm surges--Florida--Okeechobee, Lakeen_US
dc.subjectStorm surges--Mathematical modelsen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of drag coefficient at hurricane windspeeds from a numerical simulation of dynamical water level changes in Lake Okeechobee, Floridaen_US
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