Wave Effects on Inlet and Bay
A simple analytical model was developed to predict the peak still-water elevation in the bay for the given peak still-water elevation and surge duration in the ocean. 27 storms identified during 2005-2015 were used to calibrate a dimensionless parameter related to inlet and bay characteristics. The agreement is within 10% at two bay gauges and within 30% at the third bay gauge. The cross-shore numerical model CSHORE is modified to predict the profile evolution of the barrier beach and wave overtopping rate during Hurricane Sandy (2012). The calibrated model was verified by additional 7 storms in 2016 and 2017.