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Simulation of storm surge and wave due to typhoon Isewan (5915)

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An integrally coupled wave-tide-surge model was developed and then applied to the simulation of the wave-typhoon surge for the typhoon Isewan (typhoon Vera (5915)), which is the strongest typhoon that has struck Japan and caused incalculable damage. An integrally coupled tide-surge-wave model using identical and homogeneous meshes in an unstructured grid system was used to correctly resolve the physics of wave-circulation interaction in both models. All model components were validated independently. The storm surge and wave properties such as the surge height, the significant wave height, wave period and direction were reproduced reasonably under the meteorological forcing, which was reprocessed to be close to the observations. The resulting modeling system can be used extensively for the prediction of the storm surge and waves and the usual barotropic forecast.

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Correspondence to Byung Ho Choi.

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This study was supported by the China-Korea Cooperative Research Project funded by CKJORC as well as a major project titled the development of the marine environmental impact prediction system funded by KIOST, and supported by the project of KISTI for the development of HPC-based management system against national-scale disaster.

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Yuk, JH., Kim, K.O., Lee, H.S. et al. Simulation of storm surge and wave due to typhoon Isewan (5915). China Ocean Eng 29, 473–488 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13344-015-0033-z

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Key words

  • typhoon Isewan
  • storm surge
  • wave
  • tide
  • coupled wave-tide-surge model