Presentation: CARTHE 2015

JC Dietrich, A Muhammad, M Curcic, A Fathi, CN Dawson, S Chen, RA Luettich Jr. “Sensitivity of Storm Surge Predictions to Meteorological Forcing for Hurricane Isaac (2012).CARTHE All-Hands Meeting, Coral Gables, Florida, 19 October 2015.

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Conference: SIAM CSE 2015

R Cyriac, JC Dietrich, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Strengthening the Hurricane Wave and Surge Forecast Guidance provided to Coastal Communities in North Carolina.SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, 16-17 March 2015.

Developing Storm Surge Visualization

2015/03/10 – CCEE
Developing Storm Surge Visualization

When tropical storms approach, local, state and federal emergency managers seek predictions of storm surge and coastal flooding. In a project supported by NC Sea Grant, Dr. Casey Dietrich and Ph.D. student Rosemary Cyriac are improving the dissemination of flooding predictions to end-users by producing predictions in popular file formats. The Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment (CERA, provides a Web-based interface for visualizing surge predictions from computer models. Dr. Dietrich’s team is working with emergency managers in North Carolina’s coastal counties and with other decision makers. Results from daily model simulations are sent to these individuals, and they are widely used to predict inundation and flooding levels. Such predictions are also needed for engineering design and evacuation decisions. Model outputs are converted into formats compatible with commonly used visualization software, such as ArcGIS and Google Earth. By providing predictions to local emergency managers in a useful format, the information can be more easily integrated with other data, thereby making the information more accessible to those who most need it.

Conference: Gulf of Mexico 2015

JC Dietrich, CN Dawson. “Coastal Models of Oil Transport in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, Texas, 16-19 February 2015.

Seminar: Old Dominion University

JC Dietrich, R Cyriac, RA Luettich Jr, JG Fleming, BO Blanton. “Hurricane Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting for the Carolina Coast.” MARI & CCPO Seminar Series, Old Dominion University, 26 January 2015.