A Tsunami Ball Approach to Storm Surge and Inundation: Application to Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Tsunami Ball storm surge
calculation for Hurricane Katrina at New Orleans. Panels (b)-(f) show conditions at
3 hour intervals beginning at 06 GMT 8/29/06. Storm center and central
pressure in mbar are marked by white circle. Bold arrows plot wind direction.
Thin lines plot water flow direction. Red and blue colored areas show
significant deviations from sea level at 1 m intervals. Tsunami Ball storm surge
calculation for Hurricane Katrina at New Orleans. (Panel (e) shows peak surge for the
entire storm event occurs along the Mississippi State Coast. (Panel (f) shows peak
surge migrates eastward toward Alabama.
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