Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
02 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2021

A cross-scale study for compound flooding processes during Hurricane Florence

Fei Ye, Wei Huang, Yinglong J. Zhang, Saeed Moghimi, Edward Myers, Shachak Pe'eri, and Hao-Cheng Yu

Model code and software

SCHISM Development Y. Zhang

Short summary
Compound flooding is caused by multiple mechanisms contributing to elevated water level simultaneously, which poses higher risks than conventional floods. This study uses a holistic approach to simulate the processes on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales that contributed to the compound flooding during Hurricane Florence in 2018. Sensitivity tests are used to isolate the contribution from each mechanism and identify the region experiencing compound effects, thus supporting management.
Final-revised paper