Hurricane Protection Planning in New England

by John B. McAleer,
George E. Townsend,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-36

Document Type: Journal Paper


Hurricane Carol in August 1954 caused damages of $300,000,000 and the loss of 60 lives in New England, and triggered authorization of a hurricane survey of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. This paper describes some of the basic data and engineering methods used in the relatively new field of hurricane protection planning in the New England area, and especially for New Bedford and Narragansett Bay.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Damage (structural) | Gulfs | Computing in civil engineering | Bays | Geomatic surveys | Surveying methods | New England | United States

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