SIMULATIONS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW SURGE AND WAVES; COMPARISONS TO MEASUREMENTS

  • Christopher Bender
  • Ashley Kauppila
  • Hunter Bredesen

Abstract

Hurricane Matthew formed into a hurricane in the eastern Caribbean and rapidly intensified with peak intensity occurring in late September 2016 when the storm reached Saffir-Simpson Category 5 strength with 160 mph winds (Stewart, 2017). After leaving the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew moved northward and remained close to the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and caused elevated water levels, large waves, and extensive coastal erosion.

References

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 2013. Georgia and Northeast Florida Storm Surge Project Deliverable 2: Validation Report. Prepared for FEMA Region IV. BakerAECOM, LLC.

Stewart, S.R. 2017. National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Matthew. AL14016. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Bender, C., Kauppila, A., & Bredesen, H. (2018). SIMULATIONS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW SURGE AND WAVES; COMPARISONS TO MEASUREMENTS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), waves.72. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.waves.72