SLOSH

Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes

The Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model is a model of storm surge dynamics, including interactions with infrastructure and coastal features.

Developer
NOAA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.nhc.noaa.gov
Spatial Resolution
The NAVD88 elevation datum used for surge heights. Grid elements are user defined and variable. Grid cells can be defined as polar, elliptical or hyperbolic.
Temporal Resolution
Model duration is based on storm duration and ranges from hours to days.
Outputs
A predicted wind profile is calculated internally to generate surge heights.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Model can simulate surge associated with forecasted or future events. The incorporation of climate conditions depends on the input conditions provided.
Geographic Region
coast
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
unknown
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic, statistical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Jan-03
User Manual
Documentation link not available