Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2523–2541, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2523-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2523–2541, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2523-2021

Research article 25 Aug 2021

Research article | 25 Aug 2021

Towards an efficient storm surge and inundation forecasting system over the Bengal delta: chasing the Supercyclone Amphan

Md. Jamal Uddin Khan et al.

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Digitized flood location dataset during cyclone Amphan from newspaper survey M. J. U. Khan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4086102

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The Bay of Bengal is well known for some of the deadliest cyclones in history. At the same time, storm surge forecasting in this region is physically involved and computationally costly. Here we show a proof of concept of a real-time, computationally efficient, and physically consistent forecasting system with an application to the recent Supercyclone Amphan. While challenges remain, our study paves the path forward to the improvement of the quality of localized forecast and disaster management.
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