HURRICANES AND HURRICANE TIDES

Gordon E. Dunn

Abstract


Most of the maximum tides of record between Cape Hatteras, N.C., and Brownsville, Tex., have been produced by tropical cyclones, or, as they are generally known in the United States, hurricanes. Some of the highest tides of record northward along the coast from Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod have been produced by hurricanes. From time to time our “northeasters”, which are extra-tropical storms, may also cause millions of dollars of damage along the Atlantic coast between Miami, Fla., and Eastport, Me.

Keywords


hurricanes; storm surge; storm tide

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