Modelling Storm Surge Current Structure

  • A. M. Davies
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 12)


With the development of offshore oil exploration, the need for an accurate determination of environmental conditions during extreme storms, for design purposes has increased. The design of offshore structures has to take account of both the forces due to waves and those exerted by storm driven currents. In the case of storm currents, the current’s profile is a significant factor in calculating design forces. Storm induced currents are generally a maximum at the sea surface, and, consequently, except for wave effects, have the largest contribution to design forces.


Storm Surge Tidal Current Eddy Viscosity Surface Current German Bight 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Davies
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  1. 1.Institute of Oceanographic SciencesBidston ObservatoryBirkenhead, MerseysideEngland

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