High-frequency radar observations of the June 2013 US East Coast meteotsunami

Belinda Lipa, Hardik Parikh, Don Barrick, Hugh Roarty, Scott Glenn

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We report here on the observation and offline detection of the meteotsunami off the New Jersey coast on June 13, 2013, using coastal radar systems and tide gauges. This work extends the previous observations of tsunamis originating in Japan and Indonesia. The radars observed the meteotsunami 23 km offshore, 47 min before it arrived at the coast. Subsequent observations showed it moving onshore. The neighboring tide gauge height reading provides confirmation of the radar observations near the shore.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-122
Number of pages14
JournalNatural Hazards
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


  • Current velocity measurement
  • Meteotsunami
  • Radar oceanography
  • Remote sensing
  • Tsunami detection


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