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Title: Coastal Hazards System–Louisiana (CHS-LA)
Authors: Nadal-Caraballo, Norberto C.
Yawn, Madison C.
Aucoin, Luke A.
Carr, Meredith L.
Melby, Jeffrey A.
Ramos-Santiago, Efrain
Gonzalez, Victor M.
Taflanidis, Alexandros A.
Kyprioti, Aikaterini A.
Cobell, Zach
Cox, Andrew T.
Keywords: Floods
Risk assessment
Risk management
Storm surges
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.));no. ERDC/CHL TR-22-16
Abstract: The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) expanded the Coastal Hazards System (CHS) to quantify storm surge and wave hazards for coastal Louisiana. The CHS Louisiana (CHS-LA) coastal study was sponsored by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the New Orleans District (MVN), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support Louisiana’s critical coastal infrastructure and to ensure the effectiveness of coastal storm risk management projects. The CHS-LA applied the CHS Probabilistic Coastal Hazard Analysis (PCHA) framework to quantify tropical cyclone (TC) responses, leveraging new atmospheric and hydrodynamic numerical model simulations of synthetic TCs developed explicitly for the Louisiana region. This report focuses on documenting the PCHA conducted for the CHS-LA, including details related to the characterization of storm climate, storm sampling, storm recurrence rate estimation, marginal distributions, correlation and dependence structure of TC atmospheric-forcing parameters, development of augmented storm suites, and assignment of discrete storm weights to the synthetic TCs. As part of CHS-LA, coastal hazards were estimated within the study area for annual exceedance frequencies (AEFs) over the range of 10 yr-1 to 1×10-4 yr-1.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-22-16
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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