Model Technology for Estimating Storm-Induced Currentsby Mary A. Cialone, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
H. Lee Butler, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Abstract: This paper demonstrates the application of the one-dimensional shallow-water equation model DYNLETI at Brunswick Harbor, Georgia to simulate storm-induced velocities precisely at a bridge pier. A simple stochastic procedure to estimate frequency-indexed currents due to tropical storm-tide events is also presented.DYNLETI results are compared with field data for normal tide conditions. The model is then used to compute storm-induced currents and probability exceedance curves are constructed.
Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Ocean currents | Mathematical models | Probability | Developing countries | Ports and harbors | Computer models | Water waves | North America | Georgia | United States
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