Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
Hurricane Isabel made landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina on September 16, 2003 as a category 2 hurricane. The storm continued northwest after making landfall and significantly impacted Virginia with strong winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall. The height of the storm surge generated by Hurricane Isabel was modelled throughout Virginia using SCHISM (Semi-implicit Cross-scale Hydroscience Integrated System Model). SCHISM outputs were translated to GIS and processed to be overlaid upon the LUBC (land use and bank cover) shoreline of coastal Virginia.
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- Isabel_stormsurge.shp: GIS Data – shoreline with wave height and class
Hurricane, storm, storm surge, wave, waves, wave height, SCHISM, shoreline
Nunez, Karinna; Zhang, Yinglong J.; Hill, Evan; and Riscassi Duning, Catherine, "Storm Surge Simulation from Hurricane Isabel (2003) on the Virginia Shoreline" (2022). Data. William & Mary.