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Storm-Induced Coastal Change Forecasts: Archive of Individual Storm Events

By Kara S. Doran, Justin J. Birchler, Heather A. Schreppel, Hilary F. Stockdon, and David M. Thompson

Summary

These data sets contain information on the probabilities of storm-induced erosion (collision, inundation and overwash) on sandy beaches along the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts during real-time peak forecast conditions. The analysis is based on a storm-impact scaling model that uses observations of beach morphology combined with sophisticated hydrodynamic models to predict how the coast will respond to storm events. Storm-induced water levels, due to both surge and waves, are compared to beach and dune elevations to determine the probabilities of three types of coastal change: collision (dune erosion), overwash, and inundation. Data on dune morphology (dune crest and toe elevation) and hydrodynamics (storm surge, wave setup and runup) are also included in this data set. The data presented here include the dune morphology observations, as derived from lidar surveys. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Open-File Report 2012–1084 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1084/).

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
2018
Alberto_2018.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Tropical Storm Alberto (.shp)
Alberto_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Alberto_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Alberto_2018.zip
(69 KB)
March_2018.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for the March 2018 Noreaster (.shp)
March_2018_PCOI_line_metadata.xml March_2018_PCOI_line_metadata.txt March_2018.zip
(146 KB)
Florence_2018.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Florence (.shp)
Florence_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Florence_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Florence_2018.zip
(136 KB)
Gordon_2018.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Tropical Storm Gordon (.shp)
Gordon_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Gordon_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Gordon_2018.zip
(61 KB)
Michael_2018.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Michael (.shp)
Michael_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Michael_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Michael_2018.zip
(60 KB)
2017
Harvey_2017.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Harvey (.shp)
Harvey_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Harvey_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Harvey_2017.zip
(71 KB)
Irma_2017.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Irma (.shp)
Irma_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Irma_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Irma_2017.zip
(122 KB)
Maria_2017.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Maria (.shp)
Maria_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Maria_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Maria_2017.zip
(75 KB)
Nate_2017.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Nate (.shp)
Nate_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Nate_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Nate_2017.zip
(50 KB)
2016
Colin_2016.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Tropical Storm Colin (.shp)
Colin_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Colin_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Colin_2016.zip
(49 KB)
Hermine_2016.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Tropical Storm Hermine (.shp)
Hermine_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Hermine_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Hermine_2016.zip
(62 KB)
January_2016.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for the January 2016 Noreaster (.shp)
January_2016_PCOI_line_metadata.xml January_2016_PCOI_line_metadata.txt January_2016.zip
(66 KB)
Matthew_2016.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Matthew (.shp)
Matthew_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Matthew_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Matthew_2016.zip
(122 KB)
2015
Bill_2015.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Tropical Storm Bill (.shp)
Bill_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Bill_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Bill_2015.zip
(63 KB)
Joaquin_2015.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Joaquin (.shp)
Joaquin_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Joaquin_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Joaquin_2015.zip
(120 KB)
2012
Sandy_2012.zip
Probabilities of storm-induced erosion for Hurricane Sandy (.shp)
Sandy_PCOI_line_metadata.xml Sandy_PCOI_line_metadata.txt Sandy_2012.zip
(61 KB)

Graphic map showing probabilities of collision (inner strip), overwash (middle strip), and inundation (outer strip)
Figure 1. Probabilities of collision (inner strip), overwash (middle strip), and inundation (outer strip).

Suggested Citation

Doran, K.S., Birchler, J.J., Schreppel, H.A., Stockdon, H.F., and Thompson, D.M., 2019, Storm-induced coastal change forecasts—Archive of individual storm events. U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9Z362BC.



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