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Louisiana State University

Project Name:

Development of an Optimized Tide and Hurricane Storm Surge Model for the West Coast of FL for Use with the ADCIRC Surge Guidance System

Other Research Participants/Partners:

Stephen C. Medeiros, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Project Description:

This project will simplify an existing high-definition, research-grade tide, wind-wave and hurricane storm surge model of the west coast of Florida for use in the ADCIRC (Advanced Circulation) Surge Guidance System (ASGS). The goal is to enable the model to complete a five-day simulation forecast in less than one hour, while retaining water surface elevations that are within 10 percent of the original research-grade model. Achieving this goal reduces model run times (from several hours to one hour) so that end-users will have model forecast guidance in a timelier fashion.

Project Abstract

Research Interests:

Tide, wind-wave and hurricane storm surge modeling; digital elevation model development; flood-plain analysis; coastal dynamics of sea level rise; biogeophysical modeling under climate change.


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Contact Info:

Phone: (225) 578-4303