COASTRR: COASTAL STORM RAPID RESPONSE MEASUREMENTS OF HURRICANE HARVEY IMPACT AND RECOVERY ON TWO TEXAS BARRIER ISLANDS

  • Jens Figlus
  • Katherine Anarde
  • Timothy Dellapenna
  • Philip Bedient

Abstract

The COAstal STorm Rapid Response (COASTRR) system has been implemented to measure hydro-dynamic, morphodynamic, and sedimentary processes occurring along coastlines during storm impact and subsequent recovery. Relatively few measurements are available to evaluate the physical processes shaping coastal systems during extreme storm events, nor to assess post-storm system recovery (e.g. Sherwood et al., 2014). Prior to landfall of Hurricane Harvey, instruments to collect high-resolution in-situ hydrodynamic measure-ments across two different barrier island transects on the upper Texas Gulf Coast were deployed before and recovered after the storm. Hurricane Harvey struck the central Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017 causing severe infrastructure damage and erosion near its landfall location but generating mostly accretional features at the two field sites on Hog Island and Follets Island, respectively, which were located more than 160 miles northeast of Harvey's landfall location.

References

Anarde and Figlus (2017): Tilt current meters in the surf zone: benchmarking utility in high frequency oscillatory flow, Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2017.

Sherwood, Long, Dickhudt, Dalyander, Thompson, Plant (2014): Inundation of a barrier island (Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, USA) during a hurricane: Observed waterâ€level gradients and modeled seaward sand transport, J. Geophysical Res: Earth Surface, vol. 119, pp. 1498-1515.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Figlus, J., Anarde, K., Dellapenna, T., & Bedient, P. (2018). COASTRR: COASTAL STORM RAPID RESPONSE MEASUREMENTS OF HURRICANE HARVEY IMPACT AND RECOVERY ON TWO TEXAS BARRIER ISLANDS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), risk.85. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.risk.85