A Synthetic Simulation Model of Storm Surge History and Inland Drainage in Coastal Zone Areas

by S. Jonathan Siah, Greenhorne & O'Mara Inc, United States,
Wayne D. Lasch, Greenhorne & O'Mara Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


In this paper, a synthetic storm surge model is proposed. With the input information of peak surge height, storm duration, and shape coefficients, this model is capable of simulating most storm events with reasonable hydrograph results. The peak surge information is available for most coastal communities and can be obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Flood Insurance Studies (FISs). Determinations of associated storm duration and shape coefficients for this model are discussed. Applications of this model include the predictions of the drainage time and flushing time in community retaining ponds that are connected to tidal water by culverts with control gates.

Subject Headings: Storm surges | Simulation models | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Drainage | Tides | Numerical models

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