Meteorological Aspects of Strom Surge Generation

by D. Lee Harris, Office of Meteorological Research, Storm Surge Research Unit, U. S. Weather Bureau, Washington, D. C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 7, Pg. 1-25

Document Type: Journal Paper


Facts concerning hurricanes and their effects on sea level as they relate to prevention of future disasters; meteorological aspects of storm surge generation by hurricanes; assuming probable errors in forecast, area several times as large as that actually affected must be alerted; how with improved instrumentation and forecasting techniques, number of evacuations will be reduced.

Subject Headings: Meteorology | Hurricanes and typhoons | Storm surges | Forecasting | Sea level | Errors (statistics) | Instrumentation | Evacuation

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