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Title: Field survey of Typhoon Hato (2017) and a comparison with storm surge modeling in Macau
Authors: Switzer, Adam Douglas
Mok, Kai Meng
Wang, Peitao
Peng, Dongju
Li, Linlin
Yang, Jie
Lin, Chuan-Yao
Chua, Constance Ting
Wang, Yu
Zhao, Kuifeng
Wu, Yun-Ta
Liu, Philip Li-Fan
Keywords: Typhoon Hato
Storm Surge Model
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Li, L., Yang, J., Lin, C.-Y., Chua, C. T., Wang, Y., Zhao, K., . . . Peng, D. (2018). Field survey of Typhoon Hato (2017) and a comparison with storm surge modeling in Macau. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18(12), 3167-3178. doi:10.5194/nhess-18-3167-2018
Series/Report no.: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Abstract: On 23 August 2017 a Category 3 hurricane, Typhoon Hato, struck southern China. Among the hardest hit cities, Macau experienced the worst flooding since 1925. In this paper, we present a high-resolution survey map recording inundation depths and distances at 278 sites in Macau. We show that one-half of the Macau Peninsula was inundated, with the extent largely confined by the hilly topography. The Inner Harbor area suffered the most, with a maximum inundation depth of 3.1 m at the coast. Using a combination of numerical models, we simulate and reproduce this typhoon and storm surge event. We further investigate the effects of tidal level and sea level rise on coastal inundations in Macau during the landfall of a “Hato-like” event.
ISSN: 1561-8633
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-18-3167-2018
Rights: © 2018 Author(s). This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Fulltext Permission: open
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