Brian Blanton, Rick Luettich, Technical Report TR-10-06, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program
Coastal Flood Insurance Study, Renaissance Computing Institute, 2012.
In this section, water levels and inundation produced by the ADCIRC model are compared to available data from NOAA gauge stations and high water marks for four tropical cyclones and two extratropical stormes. Results are presented for the ADCIRC model response to tidal forcing, atmospheric pressure forcing and wind stress forcing (SWEL) and for the ADCIRC response to these forcings plus the additional forcing cause by wave radiation stress gradients (SWEL+SETUP). This set of six storms provides a reasonably comprehensive evaluation of the ADCIRC model along the North Carolina coast.