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WAVE EFFECTS ON STORM SURGE IN A SMALL TWO-INLET BAY. (2020). Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 36v, waves.30. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.waves.30


Storm surge resulting from oceanic extreme events, commonly tropical cyclones, is a major contributor to coastal flooding and property damage. Thus, there is significant investment in accurate predictions. However, forecasts of storm surge often are focused on regional scales, and are unable to resolve complex nearshore bathymetry and small tidal inlets (Yin et al. 2016) that can be critical to local surge magnitudes and timing. Here, model simulations with a regional wave-flow coupled model (NACCS), a high bathymetric resolution uncoupled flow model (ADCIRC), and a high resolution coupled model (CSTORM) are compared with observations of storm surge during Hurricane Irene (Atlantic Storm 09, 2011) within Katama Bay, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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