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Storm Surges

CENAS Project Storm Surge Model from University of Padova, Prof. Giuseppe Gambolati (http://cenas.dmsa.unipd.it/results/surge/surge.html) Coastal areas around the Northern Adriatic Sea have always been threatened by dangerous coastal flooding. These flooding events happen more often than in historical times because of a gradual increase of mean sea level.The Adriatic Sea is subject to storm surge attacks because of its geographical position and geometry. Storm surges are most effectly generated by periodic strong winds, known as `Scirocco' winds, from the south-east, directed along its length.

Collier County Florida Storm Surge Map (http://www.co.collier.fl.us/emergency/surge.ht)

Naval Storm Surge Prediction (http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/surge_page)

North Carolina Electronic Hurricane Storm Surge Inundation Maps (http://www.ncstormsurge.com/comaps.html)

NOAA (http://noaa.gov) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Coastal Services Center Historical Hurricane Tracks and Information (http://hurricane.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes) The Historical Hurricane Tracks tool is an interactive mapping application that allows you to easily search and display Atlantic Basin and East-Central Pacific Basin tropical cyclone data.

    Texas Hurrican History (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/research/txhur.htm) On the 16th, an area of disturbed weather was noted off the coast of Nicaragua. The area moved northwest, becoming a broad low pressure system over the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico on the 16th and 17th. It formed into a tropical depression as it emerged into the Bay of Campeche the morning of the 18th. By noon, ship reports indicated that is strengthened into a tropical storm.

    Hurricane Heat Potential (http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data) The intensification of tropical cyclones involves a combination of different favorable atmospheric conditions such as atmospheric trough interactions and vertical shear, which lead to good outflow conditions aloft. As a result of this, inflow conditions in the near-surface layer are enhanced. Clearly, as this process continues over the scale of the storm, the upper ocean provides the heat to the atmospheric boundary layer and the deepening process.

Unisys Atlantic Storm Tracks 1851-2002 (http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic) This is a list of Atlantic hurricanes since 1851. Provided are charts on the track of the storm plus a text based table of tracking information. The table includes position in latitude and longitude, maximum sustained winds in knots, and central pressure in millibars.

University of Hawaii Instute for Astronomy Tropical Storm Tracks by Region and Worldwide by Year (http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/tropical.html) The tropical cyclone data presented at this site are intended to convey only general information on current storms and must not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to the protection of property: the data may not be accurate.

University of Miami Historical Hurricane Tracks in Atlantic 1886-2002 (http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/~geoff/hurrframe.htm) Clicking on the map below will display all hurricane tracks that passed near the selected point. The criteria used are that the hurricane track must past within forty five nautical miles of the selected point and that the maximum sustained winds were hurricane force in that area.

Revised on: 4 February, 2005