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Item Description Cox, Doak C. en_US 2010-10-21T20:11:22Z 2010-10-21T20:11:22Z 1983-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cox DC. 1983. Hurricane Iwa experience and coastal flood hazard estimation in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Environmental Center, University of Hawaii. en_US
dc.description.abstract This report comments on a recommendation regarding the study of hurricane frequency in Hawaii and the incorporation of hurricane flood experience with tsunami experience in the estimation of the coastal flood hazard in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The recommendation is one in the report of a Federal Emergency Management Administration interagency team investigating the effects of Hurricane Iwa. The comments are those of a person who has been involved, substantially but indirectly, in the development of the NFIP estimates of the tsunami hazard, but has no special knowledge about hurricanes and only indirect information on Iwa's effects. Poipu, Kauai, is selected for investigation of methods and effects of incorporating the hurricane experience in coastal flood evaluation because that site probably represents an extreme example of discrepancies between the extent of coastal flooding estimated on the basis of tsunami experience alone and the flooding due to Iwa. The investigation results suggest that, for the lOO-year recurrence interval of principal concern in the NFIP, the near-shore flood height at Poipu should be increased significantly in the light of Iwa experience, but not to the heights reached by Iwa's wave. Information is presented on five high-wave events preceding Iwa, including two tsunamis, whose records are pertinent to but have not previously been used in estimating the coastal flood hazard at Poipu. en_US
dc.format.extent 11, [14] p. en_US
dc.publisher Environmental Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hurricane damage -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hurricane Iwa, 1982. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Flood forecasting -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.title Hurricane Iwa Experience and Coastal Flood Hazard Estimation in Hawaii en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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