Accession Number : ADA184573

Title :   Hurricane Elena Storm Surge Data. Report 3.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1985-1986,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Andrew C ; Hegge, William S

PDF Url : ADA184573

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A summary of storm surge high-water mark, hydrograph, and wave data acquired during and subsequent to Hurricane Elena is presented. The data were obtained and assembled as part of a long-term research effort by the US Army Corps of Engineers to establish a quantitative data set with the objective of providing in a series of documents the data necessary for simulation and verification of numerical surge models. The data contained herein were obtained primarily by the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station and the US Army Engineer District, Mobile, of the US Army Corps of Engineers with supplemental data from contributing agencies and institutions. Additional information is included in the form of photographs and descriptive narrative to aid investigators in assessing the degree of importance of an individual measurement for the purpose of model verification. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HURRICANES, *SURGES, MEXICO GULF, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, FLORIDA, COASTAL REGIONS, FLOODING, SEA LEVEL, VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE