Effect of Coupling Wave and Flow Dynamics on Hurricane Surge and Inundation
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Inundation that results from tropical storms and hurricanes significantly impact coastal communities. The ability to predict the extent of surge and inundation is essential for evacuation orders, disaster response preparation, and resource planning. In this study we validate the DELFT3D modeling suite comprised of FLOW and WAVE modules to model inundation caused by Hurricane Ike 2008 using reanalyzed data. Model results are compared to the data collected by the SURA coastal inundation testbed. Comparing the effects of coupling waves show that there water levels when coupling waves is substantially greater on the eastern side of the storm where the wind is landward, than on the western side.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography