Project Name:ADCIRC Prediction System™ Capability Enhancement, Efficient and Effective Operations
Other Research Participants/Partners:Dr. Rick Luettich (IMS/UNC-Chapel Hill), Dr. Brian Blanton (RENCI/UNC-Chapel Hill), Dr. Jason Fleming (Seahorse Coastal Consulting)
ADCIRC Prediction System™ has been providing valuable information on surge heights and floods to decision makers who plan and execute every possible measurement to reduce the damages and losses incurred by hurricane storm surges. The ever-increasing risks of coastal disasters in changing climate argue new findings in physics and new technologies to be adopted in the operational prediction system to cope with new challenges we face in every hurricane season. Dr. Shintaro Bunya develops, tests, and operationalizes new capabilities of ADCIRC Prediction System in a team effort with other investigators.
Modeling of physical phenomena that cause coastal disasters such as hurricane storm surges and tsunamis, development of effective and efficient operational prediction model/system, continuous/discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, and machine learning.