Skip to main content

Coastal Storm Response Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics Network (SWaTH)

Dates

Start Date
2014-05-21
End Date
2016-09-30

Summary

Following Hurricane Sandy, the USGS began construction of an overland Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network along the Northeastern Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Maine. This network, developed collaboratively with numerous partners, features the integration of long-term tide gage networks, with real-time rapid-deployment gages (RDG) and mobile storm-tide sensors (STS). An element of the comprehensive strategy of SWaTH ensures that locations for most RDGs and STSs have been presurveyed to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) and equipped with receiving brackets. This permits rapid deployment and recovery of instrumentation and data dissemination in the hours and days immediately after an event. The [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

AE03-FBF-Fig1.pdf
“Coastal Storm Response Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics Network (SWaTH)”
995.93 KB application/pdf
AE03-FBF-Fig2.jpg
“New York area of SWaTH”
thumbnail 132.01 KB image/jpeg
AE03-FBF-Fig3.jpg
“pre-installed receiving bracket will recieve a pipe housing and sensor”
thumbnail 235.66 KB image/jpeg
AE03-FBF-Fig4.jpg
“rapid-deployment gage (RDG)”
thumbnail 243.62 KB image/jpeg
Shapefile: Swath_Area.zip
Swath_Area.dbf 19.79 KB
Swath_Area.prj 167 Bytes
Swath_Area.shp 2.53 MB
Swath_Area.shx 1.25 KB

Purpose

The USGS SWaTH Network will help emergency responder’s and forecaster’s better track flood impacts, provide more accurate warnings and advisories, assess flood damage, and rush the appropriate assistance to flooded communities. It will also lead to improved community safety and resilience as building codes and land use policies incorporate the new information.

Project Extension

parts
typeShort Project Description
valueFollowing Hurricane Sandy, the USGS began construction of an overland Surge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network along the Northeastern Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Maine. This network, developed collaboratively with numerous partners, features the integration of long-term tide gage networks, with real-time rapid-deployment gages (RDG) and mobile storm-tide sensors (STS). The USGS SWaTH Network of pre-installed and surveyed brackets, and the integration of the Network with STN and FEV, will greatly reduce the time required to deploy and retrieve sensors and process and disseminate data from weeks to days.
projectProducts
productDescriptionSurge, Wave, and Tide Hydrodynamics (SWaTH) Network along the Northeastern Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Maine
statusExpected
projectStatusActive

New York area of SWaTH
New York area of SWaTH

Map

Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS

ScienceBase WFS

Communities

  • USGS New York Water Science Center

Tags

Provenance

DEPTH-

Additional Information

Alternate Titles

  • SWaTH

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
projectId BASIS+ AE03-FBF

Shapefile Extension

boundingBox
minY33.841749071127055
minX-78.6510427689999
maxY46.395671547058065
maxX-66.94909100299992
files
nameSwath_Area.shp
contentTypex-gis/x-shapefile
pathOnDisk__disk__a1/a7/49/a1a749ad397e0cf659d14ea46826d76d227970b1
size2657084
dateUploadedTue Dec 01 08:55:43 MST 2015
nameSwath_Area.dbf
contentTypetext/plain
pathOnDisk__disk__a1/73/ae/a173aea214809149c857cd489c4bb0e7f3a120c7
size20270
dateUploadedTue Dec 01 08:55:25 MST 2015
nameSwath_Area.shx
contentTypex-gis/x-shapefile
pathOnDisk__disk__f4/97/81/f497816b205688604322ca724935e391911be459
size1284
dateUploadedTue Dec 01 08:55:25 MST 2015
nameSwath_Area.prj
contentTypetext/plain
pathOnDisk__disk__da/f5/6c/daf56c7ce5a19ea1fd1e202aa079433460128028
size167
dateUploadedTue Dec 01 08:55:25 MST 2015
geometryTypeMultiPolygon
nameSwath_Area
nativeCrsEPSG:4269

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...