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Title: Rapid tidal reconstruction for the Coastal Hazards System and StormSim part I : coastal Texas and Louisiana
Authors: Torres, Marissa J.
Nadal-Caraballo, Norberto C.
Keywords: Floods
Storm surges
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL CHETN-I-99
Abstract: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes the efforts towards incorporating a rapid tidal time series reconstruction and prediction subroutine within the Coastal Hazards System (CHS) framework. The CHS ( is a national database and web tool that provides probabilistic coastal hazard analysis (PCHA) products developed from regional studies such as the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (Nadal-Caraballo et al. 2015; Cialone et al. 2015). PCHA considers hazards due to both tropical and extratropical cyclones, depending on the storm climatology of the region of interest. The CHS supports feasibility studies, probabilistic design of coastal structures, flood risk management for coastal communities, and critical infrastructure. In the case of tropical cyclones (TCs) or hurricanes, both the timing of landfall and the level of the astronomical tide at the landfall location are critical in determining the magnitude of the still water level (i.e., storm surge + wave setup + astronomical tide). Therefore, a robust and accurate tide prediction methodology is needed to provide reliable reconstruction of tidal time series for historical, synthetic, and forecasted hurricane scenarios. This CHETN also discusses the quantification and validation of the Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) tidal constituent database in the coastal Texas and Louisiana region as well as the implementation of the tidal reconstruction program Unified Tidal analysis (UTide) in the CHS framework.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL CHETN-I-99
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 15 pages / 4.74 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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