Simulation cyclone Ita in Queensland using Delft3D-FLOW
Published: 11 April 2014
Check out the simulations:
- Simulation Cyclone Ita (Queensland), 10 April 2014
- Simulation Cyclone Ita forecast jtwc, using Delft3D-FLOW
Waves are not included in these simulations. The animations show the results of the simulations without tides, i.e. simulated surge only. The simulations based on the JTWC cyclone forecast track show that the peak of the surge coincides with low tide. An acceleration or deceleration of the cyclone can change this favourable timing.
Please be aware that these are simulations performed with coarse resolution models (simulation take approx. 5 min on an office PC) based on uncertain tracks and wind forecasts. The results are indicative only and should not be viewed as an accurate description of what will happen. The results were offered to the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia and were well received.