Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
12 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2022

Tropical cyclone storm surge probabilities for the east coast of the United States: a cyclone-based perspective

Katherine L. Towey, James F. Booth, Alejandra Rodriguez Enriquez, and Thomas Wahl

Data sets

NOAA Water level data

Atlantic hurricane database uncertainty and presentation of a new database format C. W. Landsea and J. L. Franklin

Short summary
Coastal flooding due to storm surge from tropical cyclones is a significant hazard. The influence of tropical cyclone characteristics, including its proximity, intensity, path angle, and speed, on the magnitude of storm surge is examined along the eastern United States. No individual characteristic was found to be strongly related to how much surge occurred at a site, though there is an increased likelihood of high surge occurring when tropical cyclones are both strong and close to a location.
Final-revised paper