Hurricane Effect on Sea Level at Charleston

by Bernard D. Zetler, Oceanographer; Coast and Geodetic Survey, U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D. C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-19

Document Type: Journal Paper


Tropical cyclones from 1922 to 1955 have been classified according to orientation of their tracks with respect to Charleston Harbor; theoretically, displacement of sea level depends on this orientation; tabulated displacements caused by tropical cyclones during 34 yr of tide observations bear out relationships.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Sea level | Tropical regions | Cyclones | Displacement (mechanics) | Ports and harbors | Tides

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