POST PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF STORM SURGE: A CASE STUDY OF HUDHUD AND PHAILIN CYCLONES
- 1National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka, India
- 2Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) – Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India
Keywords: Storm surge, Mesh generation, Post processing, Inundation
Abstract. Tropical cyclones affect the east coast of India due to its distinctive topography which is formed with a network of estuaries, bays, rivers, and inlets that causes inland flooding. The inland inundation of sea water is inflicting severe damage to the life and property. The ocean water entering the beachfront zone results to storm surges. In order to mitigate these storm surges, real-time monitoring and warnings are essential. For better visualization and analyzing the outputs from storm surge models, efficient post-processing tools are required. Hence post-processing of storm surge using GIS is carried out for taking protective measures. Storm surge vulnerable locations along the east coast of India have been identified in perspective of the number of storm surge events. Blue Kenue and SMS softwares are used to generate the unstructured triangular mesh over the study domain. Cyclones Phailin and Hudhud are selected in the current study and the associated surge heights and inundation extents are examined.