The Influence of Storm Size on Hurricane Surge

@article{Irish2008TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Storm Size on Hurricane Surge},
  author={J. Irish and D. Resio and J. Ratcliff},
  journal={Journal of Physical Oceanography},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={2003-2013}
}
  • J. Irish, D. Resio, J. Ratcliff
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Physical Oceanography
  • Over the last quarter-century, hurricane surge has been assumed to be primarily a function of maximum storm wind speed, as might be estimated from the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale. However, Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that wind speed alone cannot reliably describe surge. Herein it is shown that storm size plays an important role in surge generation, particularly for very intense storms making landfall in mildly sloping regions. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, analysis of the historical… CONTINUE READING
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