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Louisiana State University

Project Name:

Integrating CERA-Planning Software to Develop Hazus Modeling and Planning Tool for ADCIRC Prediction System™

Other Research Participants/Partners:

Jeff Carney, Carola Kaiser and Brant Mitchell, Louisiana State University

Project Description:

This project will develop tools that integrate CERA-Planning with HAZUS and HURREVAC with the ADCIRC Prediction System™ (APS™) to improve the spatial resolution for flood exposure and damage modeling techniques that will improve planning. The approach is to test whether higher resolution prediction of flood risks in APS™ provide an exceptional service to emergency managers and planners by interpreting higher resolution estimates of damages at the census track level of mapping.

Project Abstract

Research Interests:

Dr. Twilley is Executive Director of Louisiana Sea Grant, one of 32 university-based programs in the National Sea Grant College Program, based at LSU. Most of Dr. Twilley’s research has focused on coastal wetlands both in the Gulf of Mexico, throughout Latin America, and in the Pacific Islands. Dr. Twilley has published extensively on global climate change, coastal restoration, and ecosystem ecology. He has been involved in developing ecosystem models coupled with engineering designs to forecast the rehabilitation of coastal and wetland ecosystems.

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Contact Info:

Phone: (225) 578-6710