1st Edition

Storm Surge Forecasting and Future Projection in Practice Scope of Application of Empirical Typhoon Models

By Masaya Toyoda, Nobuki Fukui Copyright 2025
    168 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This accessible shortform book describes storm surge forecasting to enable port managers and practitioners to forecast these and mitigate their effects. This is particularly useful as global warming increases the severity of typhoons, particularly windstorms and storm surge disasters, globally. 

    The authors first summarize the current status of typhoons and storm surges in practice. They also present a combination of the latest findings at the research level and at the practical level. Throughout the book, the authors carefully explain the use and limitations of empirical typhoon models that practitioners should learn from, including statistical, numerical, probabilistic, data-driven, and coastal vulnerability models. They also explore artificial neural networks and convolutional neural networks and their use in such models. Finally, the book describes the potential for further development of empirical typhoon models (such as future climate experiments). 

    This book is a vital resource that enables port managers to make effective and informed decisions when conducting storm surge forecasting in practice. It also contains useful insights for civil engineering students, especially those studying coastal engineering.


    1. Introduction  2. Current status of empirical typhoon models for typhoon meteorological fields  3. Storm surge models  4. Features and limitations of the ETM and its latest applications  5. Future focus of ETM and storm surge forecasting and conclusion


    Masaya Toyoda is an Assistant Professor at the Disaster Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi, Japan. He attained his Bachelor’s, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from Gifu University in 2015, 2017, and 2020, respectively.


    Nobuki Fukui is an Assistant Professor at the Disaster Prevention Planning Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan. He completed his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from Kyoto University in 2017, 2019, and 2022, respectively.