Accession Number : AD0699408

Title :   HURRICANE SURGE PREDICTIONS FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC BEACH EROSION BOARD

Personal Author(s) : Bretschneider, Charles L

PDF Url : AD0699408

Report Date : Sep 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The report presents a comprehensive investigation of hurricane surge problems for the Chesapeake Bay area. Methods and techniques are presented, and are calibrated with available surge data, so that the computational procedures result in reasonable estimates of maximum hurricane surge for design purposes. It is believed that the final results given in this report can only be refined by use of additional hurricane surge data, suitable for furthering the present investigation. Such additional hurricane surge data are not available at present, but might become available from future hurricanes affecting the Chesapeake Bay area. In addition theoretical studies, the formulas and techniques of which must also be calibrated, performed in the future, might tend to refine the surge results presented in this report.

Descriptors :   *BEACHES, *OCEAN WAVES, CHESAPEAKE BAY, EROSION, PREDICTIONS, TIDES, TROPICAL CYCLONES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE