Accession Number : ADA213892

Title :   Typhoon Water Surface Analysis for West Coast of Saipan, Mariana Islands.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 87-Jul 88,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Chou, Lucia W.

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The Coastal Engineering Research Center of the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) was requested by the US Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean (POD) to conduct a Typhoon Water Surface Analysis for the Flood Insurance Study of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A comprehensive investigation to determine the frequency of occurrence of typhoon-induced flood elevations for the est coast of Saipan was performed. Since Saipan is located within the region subjected to typhoons similar to those considered in a previous stage-frequency analysis for Agana Bay, Guam, the synthetic typhoon ensemble used in that study was utilized in this investigation. The surge time-histories of the storms were computed using the WES Implicit Flooding Model (WIFM). Keywords: Coastal flooding, Stage-frequency, Storm surge, Wave setup. (jes)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *FLOODING, FLOODS, GUAM, INSURANCE, MODELS, PACIFIC OCEAN, STORMS, SURFACES, SURGES, TYPHOONS, WATER, WATER ANALYSIS, WEST(DIRECTION).

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE