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Title: ADCIRC : an advanced three-dimensional circulation model for shelves, coasts, and estuaries. Report 5, A tropical storm database for the east and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States
Authors: University of Notre Dame. Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Institute of Marine Sciences.
Dredging Research Program (U.S.)
Scheffner, Norman W.
Mark, David J.
Blain, Cheryl A.
Westerink, Joannes J.
Luettich, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1957-
Keywords: Circulation model
Storm surge
Finite element method
Tropical stonn modeling
Hydrodynamic model
Two-dimensional model
Numerical model
Mathematical model
Data base
Ocean circulation
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report summarizes results of a numerical stonn surge study conducted for the east coast of the United States and the Gulf of Mexico. The report describes a database of surge elevations and currents produced from the numerical simulation of 134 historically based tropical stonn events and their maximum water level surge impact at 486 discrete locations along the east and gulf coasts of the United States and Puerto Rico. A visual indication of the spatial distribution of the peak surge elevation is provided in the form of an atlas of storm track and maximum storm surge corresponding to a 246-station nearshore subset of the 486-location database. The simulated events used to generate the results contained in this report are not intended to be hindcasts of historic events. The goal was to provide a database of events similar to historic events which can be used to evaluate project response to, or protection afforded from, events which are realistic in both magnitude and duration for a specific location. If use of the database indicates a more detailed study is necessary, then the modeling techniques described in this report can be used to hindcast specific events. This hindcasting procedure requires detailed verification of the storm event by comparing computed results to prototype data, a procedure which was beyond the scope of this study. This database represents one component of a family of databases generated in support of the goals of the Dredging Research Program (DRP) Work Unit No. 32466, "Numerical Simulation Techniques for Evaluating Long-Term Fate and Stability of Dredged Material Disposed in Open Water" of Technical Area 1 of the DRP. The primary goal is to develop a database of site-specific information which can be used to evaluate the fate and stability of open-water dredged material disposal sites. Other databases include tidal elevations and currents for the east and Gulf of Mexico coasts and Caribbean sea and a capability for generating simulated time sequences of wave height, period, and direction for all coasts of the United States.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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