(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Back-barrier flooding by storm surges and overland flow

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Earth Sciences and Marine Program, Univ., Boston, ETATS-UNIS


Using a high resolution topographic survey and simple hydrology models, the AA. estimate the discharge and velocities from storm surge return flow and saturation overland flow. Results show that return flow velocities are of the same magnitude as the critical velocity necessary to mobilize sand when a hydraulic connection between the watershed and back-barrier bay is present. Storms of moderate strength and rainfall intensity may be sufficient to keep the return channels open within the back-barrier, thus providing natural conduits for water exchange from overwash events during extreme storm surges triggered by hurricanes


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no4 [pp. 400-410]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : 14 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2247

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