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Nuisance Flooding in Honolulu, HI: A Case Study of Summer 2017

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Title:Nuisance Flooding in Honolulu, HI: A Case Study of Summer 2017
Authors:Sanchez, Ashley
Contributors:Thompson, Philip (advisor)
Oceanography (department)
Global Environmental Science (department)
Keywords:sea level rise
physical oceanography
Date Issued:2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Place of Publication:Honolulu
Abstract:The summer of 2017 broke sea level records and had an unprecedented number of
nuisance flooding events. The King Tides Project provided a photo database of nuisance
flooding events in Mapunapuna. Multiple contributions to sea level were observed during
these events, including Rossby waves, eddies, the inverted-barometer effect, and tides.
High tides were found to be the primary indicator of when a nuisance flooding event may
have occurred, although this was not always the case. The results from this study can be
applied to the King Tides database to expand the information on these events by
corroborating their photographic metadata with physical quantifications.
Pages/Duration:57 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Rights Holder:Sanchez, Ashley
Appears in Collections: Global Environmental Science Theses

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