AbstractA hindcasting methodology is described for the total water level and wave hydrographs at a coastal site during a hurricane. It accommodates phasing of the separate components of the sustained water level (astronomical tide, storm tide, breaking wave setup) , as well as storm variability and coastal bathymetry. Complete hindcast models are utilised, but an intermediate cost and precision is achieved by compromising the number of complete hindcast storms, rather than the precision of the hindcast model. A synthesis technique is developed to predict the response hydrographs of the remaining storms in the historical data set.
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