Accession Number : ADP000399

Title :   A Storm Surge Model,


Personal Author(s) : Chen,Michael H. ; Divoky,David J. ; Hwang,Li-San

Report Date : MAR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A generalized two dimensional moving-boundary surge model has been developed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This model has been applied in the studies of a number of coastal areas to determine the flood return period for the National Flood Insurance Program. The detailed discussion of the methodology and the user's guide for this numerical model are contained in the reports prepared by Tetra Tech (1981). In this model, many special treatments have been implemented in order to model a very complicated coastal region. Some of these special treatments include those for moving-boundary, barrier islands, and embedded channels. Presented here are the hydrodynamic equations governing storm surge. The detailed derivation is given elsewhere (e.g., Welander, 1961 and Platzman, 1965).

Descriptors :   *Fluid flow, *Hydrodynamics, *Storms, *Floods, *Coastal regions, *Mathematical models, Two dimensional, Symposia, Surges, Wind, Two dimensional

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