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TitleHazard assessment of storm events for the battery, New York
Author(s)Gomes, Mariana Peixoto
Pinho, José L. S.
Carmo, José S. Antunes do
Santos, Lara
Storm surges
Hazard assessment
Numerical modeling
New York coast
Issue dateDec-2015
JournalOcean and Coastal Management
CitationGomes M. P., Pinho J. L. S., Antunes do Carmo J., Santos L. Hazard assessment of storm events for The Battery, New York, Ocean & Coastal Management, Vol. 118, pp. 22-31, doi:doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.11.006, 2015
Abstract(s)The environmental and socio-economic importance of coastal areas is widely recognized, but at present these areas face severe weaknesses and high-risk situations. The increased demand and growing human occupation of coastal zones have greatly contributed to exacerbating such weaknesses. Today, throughout the world, in all countries with coastal regions, episodes of waves overtopping and coastal flooding are frequent. These episodes are usually responsible for property losses and often put human lives at risk. The floods are caused by coastal storms primarily due to the action of very strong winds. The propagation of these storms towards the coast induces high water levels. It is expected that climate change phenomena will contribute to the intensification of coastal storms. In this context, an estimation of coastal flooding hazards is of paramount importance for the planning and management of coastal zones. Consequently, carrying out a series of storm scenarios and analyzing their impacts through numerical modeling is of prime interest to coastal decision-makers. Firstly, throughout this work, historical storm tracks and intensities are characterized for the northeastern region of United States coast, in terms of probability of occurrence. Secondly, several storm events with high potential of occurrence are generated using a specific tool of DelftDashboard interface for Delft3D software. Hydrodynamic models are then used to generate ensemble simulations to assess storms' effects on coastal water levels. For the United States’ northeastern coast, a highly refined regional domain is considered surrounding the area of The Battery, New York, situated in New York Harbor. Based on statistical data of numerical modeling results, a review of the impact of coastal storms to different locations within the study area is performed.
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