Publications and Products

Coastal Resilience Center (2015-)

Related publications:

  • Gao, K. and I. Ginis, 2016: On the equilibrium-state roll vortices and their effect in the hurricane boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci., 1205- 1222.
  • Liu, Q., L. M. Rothstein, Y. Luo, D. S. Ullman, and D. L. Codiga, 2016. Dynamics of the periphery current in Rhode Island Sound, Ocean Modelling, 105, 13-24.
  • Reichl, B. G, D. Wang, T. Hara, I. Ginis,, T. Kukulka, 2016: Langmuir turbulence parameterization in tropical cyclone conditions. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 863-886.
  • Sun, Y., C. Chen, R. C. Beardsley, D. Ullman, B. Butman, and H. Lin, 2016. Surface Circulation in Block Island Sound and Adjacent Coastal and Shelf Regions: A FVCOM-CODAR comparison, Progress in Oceanography, 143, 26-45.
  • Tahsin, S., S.C. Medeiros, A. Singh (2016). “Resilience of coastal wetlands to extreme hydrologic events in Apalachicola Bay.” Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 43, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069594.
  • Horney, J., Dwyer, C., Aminto, M., Berke, P., & Smith, G. (2016). Developing indicators to measure post-disaster community recovery in the United States. Disasters. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/disa.12190
  • Shankman, D., and B.D. Keim.  2016. Flood Risk Forecast for China’s Poyang Lake Region.  Physical Geography 37(1):88-91.
  • Irish, J.L., Weiss, R. and D.T. Resio, “Physical Characteristics of Coastal Hazards and Risks”, Chapter 25, Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, M. Dhanak and N. Xiros (Eds.), 549 – 562.
  • Resio, D.T., Tumeo, M.A., and J.L. Irish, “Statistical Characterization of Hazards and Risk in Coastal Areas,” Chapter 26, Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, M. Dhanak and N. Xiros (Eds.), 567 – 593.

Coastal Hazards Center (2008-2015)

    • Coastal Hazards Modeling (ADCIRC) – This modeling suite is the next generation of coastal hazard models for predicting coastal flooding. The models couple rain and wind forecasts with hydrologic, storm surge, and wave models to provide holistic coastal flooding predictions. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
    • Disaster Response Intelligent System (DRIS) – A GIS-based situational awareness system for regional and national disaster response and recovery that is scalable to the regional, state, county and local levels. DRIS integrates several tools including: Hurricane Storm Surge Model (SLOSH); Chemical Plume Model (ALOHA); At-Risk Population Model; WebEOC, Live Weather, Earthquake, Traffic Feeds; and Virtual USA Library Tool. (Jackson State University)
    • In-Situ Evaluation of Scour Probe (ISEP) – Technology that allows in-field measurement of the scour potential of soil without having to excavate or send samples to a lab. This facilitates rapid assessment of the stability of hydraulic structures, including levees and bridges, after a disaster. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
    • MUNICIPAL – Post Disaster Infrastructure Decision Support Tool – A decision support tool that includes modeling capabilities, optimization software and GIS software. It allows users to visualize critical infrastructure systems and their interdependencies; visually assess the damage to these systems caused by an extreme event; and make mitigation, response, and recovery decisions that help ensure community resiliency. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
    • Beyond the Basics – Website covering best practices in local mitigation planning, at (UNC-Chapel Hill)
    • Hazard Mitigation Plan Quality Performance Indicators – Tool to evaluate the quality of hazard mitigation plans, consisting of a set of performance indicators and procedures for applying these indicators. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
    • Youth Coping Response Inventory (Y-CRI) – A psychometrically sound measure of psychological recovery in children and adolescents following coastal disasters. (UNC-Chapel Hill).
    • Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool – Measures and monitors changes in habitability, the environment, the economy, and geography that result from hurricanes and other disasters. Information is available at (Texas A&M University)
    • Resilience of Earthen Flood Protection Structures – An enhanced model for the engineering community to evaluate functionality and resilience of earthen structures, such as levees and dams, under severe storm conditions. Information is available at