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Table 2 Comparisons of 100-year return period inundation heights between natural long-term records Nott (2015) and synthetic records of Haigh et al. (2014) and Hardy et al. (2004)

From: Synthetic versus long-term natural records of tropical cyclone storm surges: problems and issues

Location Nott (2015)
(total inundation)
Nott (2015]
(storm tide)
Haigh et al. (2014) Difference to Nott (2015) Hardy et al. (2004) Difference to Nott (2015)
Wonga beach 3.9 2.73 1.8 0.93 1.8 0.93
Yorkeys knob 4.5 3.15 1.7 1.45 1.9 1.25
Cairns 3.5 2.45 1.8 0.65 2.0 0.45
Russell Heads 5.0 3.5 2.0 1.5 1.8 1.8
  1. Synthetic time-series studies report storm-tide (surge plus tide) inundation levels, but not total inundation (storm tide plus wave set-up, wave action and wave run-up). Difference columns refer to storm-tide inundation levels, and storm tide for this study is taken as 70 % of total inundation. All heights refer to AHD