NUMERICAL MODELING OF SHORT AND LONG TERM WAVES AND SURGES BY HURRICANE IRMA AND MARIA IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS

  • Nobuhito Mori
  • Takenori Shimozono
  • Taro Arikawa
  • Daisuke Inazu
  • Tomoya Shimura
  • Andrew Kennedy
  • Daniel Cox

Abstract

Two powerful hurricanes successively passed close to US Virgin Islands in September 2017. Hurricane Irma developed into CAT5 with the lowest pressure around 914 hPa on 5th of September and passed north of USVI. Sequentially, CAT5 Hurricane Maria followed the similar track, but passed south of USVI. Two CAT5 hurricanes gave devastated damage along the Caribbean Islands. It is a rare event having two CAT5 with similar tracks within two weeks. This study presents hindcasts of waves and storm surge for the two hurricanes and discusses coastal damages with our survey data targeting on USVI.
Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Mori, N., Shimozono, T., Arikawa, T., Inazu, D., Shimura, T., Kennedy, A., & Cox, D. (2018). NUMERICAL MODELING OF SHORT AND LONG TERM WAVES AND SURGES BY HURRICANE IRMA AND MARIA IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), waves.59. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.waves.59

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