Winds, and Their Effects on Tides, in San Francisco Bay

by Scott P. Miner, U.S. Army Engineer District, San Francisco, United States,
William J. Brick, U.S. Army Engineer District, San Francisco, United States,
William R. Firth, U.S. Army Engineer District, San Francisco, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Many leveed areas adjacent to San Francisco Bay are potentially subject to tidal flooding. In response to this concern, Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct the San Francisco Bay Shoreline Study to investigate tidal flooding. To determine the areas where storm-damage reduction projects would be economically justified, the study required detailed analyses of winds, and their effects on tides, in San Francisco Bay. This paper summarizes three wind-related aspects of the study.

Subject Headings: Bays | Tides | Floods | Storm surges | Wind speed | Wind direction | Federal government

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