Numerical Modelling of Storm Surges in River Estuaries

  • E. H. Twizell
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 12)


Any mathematical model of tidal flow in a given river estuary must satisfy two main objectives if its use is to be justified. The first of these objectives is to provide a reasonably accurate prediction of water level elevations resulting from particular weather conditions, while the second is to provide long-term statistical data on maximum water levels. Such data are essential in the design of efficient flood prevention measures.


River Estuary Storm Surge Maximum Water Level River Model Surge Elevation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Twizell
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsBrunel UniversityUxbridge, MiddlesexUK

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