Storm surges and storm response

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An exceptional large and destructive storm surge along the west coast of Norway from Statt to Lofoten 2-3 November 1971 inspired me to start the work on storm surges.

The first numerical model for prediction of storm surges along the coast of Norway was developed at the institute around 1978 with funding from the oil industry and the Norwegian Research Council. The model, which was developed as part of a dr. scient thesis, was latter adopted for operational forcasting at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Studies of winddriven current and storm response have been persued through participation in large projects as MOMOP (MetOcean Modeling Project) where several graduate students was employed.

Historic records of large storm surges (in Norwegian)


B. Gjevik and L. P. Roed) (1976) ``Storm surges along the western coast of Norway'', Tellus, 28, 2, 166--182.

B. Gjevik, (1978) ``Vannstandsendringer langs norskekysten", Naturen, Universitetsforlaget, Bergen, 4, 147--159.

E. Marthinsen, B. Gjevik and L. P. Roed, (1979) ``A numerical model for long barotropic waves and storm surges along the western coast of Norway", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 9, 1125--1138.

B. Gjevik (1990) ``Model simulations of tides and shelf waves along the shelves of the Norwegian-Greenland-Barents Seas". Modelling Marine Systems, Vol. I p. 187--219 Ed. A.M. Davies CRC Press Inc., Boca Raton, Forida.

B. Gjevik, (1991) ``Simulation of shelf sea response due to traveling storms". Continental Shelf Research Vol. 11 No 2, 139-166.

B. Gjevik and H. Moe, (1992) ``Storm response at Haltenbanken and Svalbardbanken'' Environmental research program, Operat\o rkomite Nord (OKN), Oslo pp. 71.

B. Gjevik and M. A. Merrifield, (1993) ``Shelf sea response to tropical storms along the west coast of Mexico". Continental Shelf Research, Vol. 13, No 1, 25--47.

author: Bjørn Gjevik <>