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UPRM webinar: Compound Inundation: Puerto Rico vs. Louisiana

October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The UPRM-DHS Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) team invites you to the webinar “Compound Inundation: Puerto Rico vs. Louisiana.” This will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, from 6-7 p.m. AST/EDT (UTC-4) by Félix L. Santiago-Collazo, MSCE, PE, Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University.

The presentation will be given in Spanish, but slides will be in English.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.0 UPRM-CRC

Please register at this link to receive the connection link.

A certificate of participation will be issued to all attendees and you can accumulate contact hours of the UPRM-DHS Coastal Resilience Center Achievement Program.



Compound Inundation: Puerto Rico vs. Louisiana
Félix L. Santiago-Collazo (1), Matthew V. Bilskie (2), and Scott C. Hagen (1),(3),(4)
(1) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
(2) School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
(3) Center for Coastal Resiliency, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
(4) Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

This presentation will compare Puerto Rico and Louisiana under compound inundation scenarios, which are typically due to tropical cyclones. Mainly, why they have different response to hurricane and rainfall floods? Some aspects that will be compared between them will be the geographic location and topography/bathymetry, rainfall-runoff flooding, and storm surge flooding. In addition, the various compound flood mechanisms will be described and mention some example of recent compound inundation events such as Hurricane Florence (2018). My current dissertation research will be presented. This consists of a literature review of different compound inundation modeling techniques and a development of a compound inundation model. A one-dimensional (1-D), tightly coupled compound inundation model, based on the shallow water equations, that is capable of simulating the variations of the free water surface in the ocean domain (i.e. tide and storm surge modeling), rainfall-runoff in the upland region of the watershed (i.e. hydrology modeling), and compound flooding within a defined coastal transition zone will be presented. The presentation will be finished with some future work and final remarks.

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October 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez