Accession Number : ADA321386

Title :   Coast of Delaware Hurricane Stage-Frequency Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Mark, David J. ; Scheffner, Norman W.

PDF Url : ADA321386

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This report describes the procedure and results of a hurricane stage frequency analysis for the open coast of Delaware. This analysis consisted of three interrelated tasks, each employing a numerical model. In the first task, historical hurricanes impacting the study area were analyzed to determine storm statistics and correlations. In the second task, storm surge events developed with the wind model output were simulated using a long-wave, finite element based hydrodynamic model to obtain peak storm surge elevations. With the hurricane parameters serving as input to the wind field model, together with the corresponding storm surge elevations predicted by the storm surge model, statistical techniques are used for developing frequency-of-occurrence relationships in the third task,

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *COASTAL REGIONS, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *HURRICANES, *DELAWARE, *HURRICANE TRACKING, FREQUENCY, OUTPUT, PEAK VALUES, PARAMETERS, WIND, HISTORY, STORMS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ELEVATION, SURGES, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT).

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE