A Review of Tropical Cyclone-Generated Storm Surges: Global Data Sources, Observations and Impacts

Investigator(s): Barry Keim, Hal Needham, David Sathiaraj, Amanda Lewis (Billiot)
Research Dates: 2008 - 2014
Affiliate Organization(s): Louisiana State University

This study provided the first comprehensive literature review on global storm surge data sources, observations and impacts. We utilized literature from governments, peer-reviewed journal articles and newspaper archives to document global storm surges since 1880. This work identified the location and height of more than 700 storm surges, the majority of which were located in the Western North Atlantic (U.S. and Caribbean), Western North Pacific (East Asia), Northern Indian Ocean, and Australia/ Oceania. We are developed a global surge map and database to spatially reference these events.


A review of tropical cyclone-generated storm surges: Global data sources, observations, and impacts

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