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Title: Hurricane-induced stage-frequency relationships for the territory of American Samoa
Authors: Militello, Adele.
Scheffner, Norman W.
Keywords: Empirical simulation technique
Finite element modeling
Hurricane modeling
Storm surge
Wave runup
Wave setup
Wind wave modeling
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-98-33.
Description: Technical report
This report describes the methodology for computing storm-surge surface elevations verses frequency of occurrence relationships for the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. Maximum inundation levels were computed from combination of representative tidal elevations, storm surge, wave-induced setup, ponding level on fringing reefs and wave runup. The statistical approach taken to calculated frequency-of-occurrence relationships was the Empirical Simulation Technique, which applies historical wave information and a nearest neighbor technique for simulating random storm events. Each phase of the study is described in detail and study results are presented in graphics and tables.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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