Estimation of Hurricane Surge Hydrographs

by George Marinos,
Jerry W. Woodward,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 189-216

Document Type: Journal Paper


Numerically integrated hydrodynamic equations of motion and continuity are used for computing the one-dimensional, nonlinear storm surge along the Texas Coast. This method employs the onshore and the alongshore wind stress components with a moving wind field over the continental shelf. Hurricanes Carla (1961), Audrey (1957), and the 1949 storm were used for calibration. Other storms were used to verify the method. Surge hydrographs are presented for several locations along the coast to show the effects of varying the standard project hurricane parameters.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Storm surges | Hydrographs | Equations of motion | Coastal environment | Wind engineering | Storms | Numerical methods | Texas | United States

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