Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Brian Blanton
Dr. Brian Blanton: “Coastal Dynamics – Hazards Modeling”
March 31, 2021
Dr. Brian Blanton is Director of Earth Data Science and a Senior Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute (Renci) at UNC-CH. He is a coastal physical oceanographer with extensive experience in numerical models and high-performance computation. Strengths include storm surge and tide dynamics, forecasting of coastal water levels and waves, data analysis and scientific programming. Specific research and applications areas include the impacts of sea level rise on modification of the coastal floodplain; application of the storm surge model ADCIRC/SWAN and the development of computational model systems for coastal inundation modeling and flood insurance studies; storm surge and wave model validation.