Accession Number : ADA319683

Title :   Southern Guam Typhoon Stage-Frequency Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Mark, David J.

PDF Url : ADA319683

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : This report describes the methodology for computing storm surge surface elevation versus frequency-of-occurrence relationships for the island of Guam, the largest and most populous island in the Mariana group. Because maximum water levels represent the combination of waves, tides, and storm surge, the approach to be used in this study is based on the use of the long-wave numerical model WIFM, use of existing deepwater wave conditions for ponding and wave setup computations, and implementation of the joint probability method approach for developing frequency relationships. The report provides a detailed description of each phase of the study. Stage-frequency and computed wave setup and runup profiles are included in the report appendices.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES, *TYPHOONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OCEAN SURFACE, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, WIND, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, FINITE DIFFERENCE THEORY, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, FLOODING, OCEAN MODELS, MARINE METEOROLOGY, HYDRODYNAMICS, OCEAN TIDES, GUAM, ATMOSPHERIC TIDES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE