Coastal Resilience Center (2015-):

  • “Disaster Recovery in an Era of Climate Change: The Unrealized Promise of Institutional Resilience” by Dr. Gavin Smith, Amanda Martin and Dr. Dennis E. Wenger (from Handbook of Disaster Research, Eds. Havidán Rodríguez, William Donner and Joseph E. Trainor. Springer, 2018)

Publications by Theme:

Coastal Infrastructure Resilience

  • Wallace: 
    • Loggins, R. A., & Wallace, W. A. (2015). Rapid Assessment of Hurricane Damage and Disruption to Interdependent Civil Infrastructures Systems. J. Infrastruct. Syst., doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000249.

 

  • Bennett:
    • Amr Helal, Victoria Bennett, Mo Gabr, Roy Borden and Tarek Abdoun.“Monitoring and Modeling of Peat Decomposition in Sacramento Delta Levees,” Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Orlando, Florida. DOI: 10.1061/9780784480458.054
    •  Victoria Bennett, Cathleen Jones, David Bekaert, Jason Bond, Amr Helal, Joel Dudas, Mohammed Gabr, Tarek Abdoun.“Deformation Monitoring for the Assessment of Sacramento Delta Levee Performance,” Geo-Risk 2017 (Geotechnical risk from theory to practice), Denver, Colorado. DOI: 10.1061/9780784480717.003
    • Victoria Bennett, Chung Nguyen, Tarek Abdoun, Amr Helal, Mohammed Gabr, Cathleen Jones, David Bekaert, Joel Dudas.“Use of remote-sensing deformation monitoring for the assessment of levee section performance limit state,” Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul 2017.
    • Rowshon Jadid, Brina Montoya, Victoria Bennett, and Mo Gabr. “Deformation-based versus Limit Equilibrium Analyses to Assess the Effect of Repeated Rise and Fall of Water Level on the Stability of Princeville Levee,” Dam Safety 2018, Seattle, Washington.
    • Rowshon Jadid. “Strain-Based Approach versus Limit Equilibrium Analyses: Assessing the Effect of Hydraulic Loading History on the Stability of Princeville Levee,” DHS COE Summit 2018, Arlington, Virginia.
    • Amr Helal. “Analysis of Earth Embankment Structures using Performance-based Probabilistic Approach including the Development of Artificial Neural Network Tool,” PhD dissertation, Civil Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, June 2017.

 

  • Cox:
    • Tomiczek, T., Park, H., Cox, D.T., van de Lindt, J.W., Lomonaco, P. (2017) “Experimental Modeling of Horizontal and Vertical Wave Forces on an Elevated Coastal Structure,” Coastal Engineering, 128, 58-74.  DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.08.001
    • Do, Trung, van de Lindt, J., Cox, D.T. (2016) “Performance-Based Design Methodology for Inundated Elevated Coastal Structures Subjected to Wave Load Engineering Structures,” Engineering Structures, 117, 250 – 262. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.02.046Park, H., Do, T., Tomiczek, T., Cox, D.T., van de Lindt, J.W. (2018) “Numerical Modeling of Non-breaking, Impulsive Breaking, and Broken Wave Interaction with Elevated Coastal Structures: Laboratory Validation and Inter-Model Comparisons,” Ocean Engineering, 158, 15, 78-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.03.088
    • Do, T., Tomiczek, T., van de Lindt, J. Cox, D. (2017) “Development of Physics-Based Building Fragility Surfaces for Near-Coast Community Modeling,” International Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Osaka, Japan.Lomonaco, P., P. Arduino, A. Barbosa, D. Cox, T. Do, M. Eberhard, M. Motley, K. Shekhar, T. Tomiczek, H. Park,  J. W. van de Lindt, A. Winter (2018) “Experimental Modeling of Wave Forces and Hydrodynamics on Elevated Coastal Structures Subject to Waves, Surge or Tsunamis: The Effect of Breaking, Shielding and Debris, International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ASCE.
    • Park, H., Do, T., Tomiczek, T., Cox, D., van de Lindt, J.W. (2018) “Laboratory Validation and Inter-Model Comparisons of Non-breaking, Impulsive Breaking, and Broken Wave Interaction with Elevated Coastal Structures using IHFOAM and FLUENT,” International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ASCE.
    • Tomiczek, T., Wyman, A., Park, H., Cox, D.T. (2018) “Application and modification of Goda Formulae for Non-impulsive Wave Forces on Elevated Coastal Structures,” International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ASCE.
    • Tomiczek, T., Park, H., Cox, D.T., Lomonaco, P., van de Lindt, J.W. (2018) “Application and modification of Design Formulae for Impulsive Wave Forces on Elevated Coastal Structures,” International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science (Coastlab18), IAHR.
    • Trung Q. Do, Fragility Approach for Performance-Based Design in Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Part I: Wind and Wind Turbines, Part II: Waves and elevated Coastal Structures (2016), Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University.
    • William Short. A laboratory study of horizontal and vertical regular wave forces on an elevated structure. (2016). MS Thesis, Oregon State University.
    • Benjamin Hunter. Exceedance Probabilities of Hurricane Wave Forces on Elevated Structures. (2016). MS Thesis, Oregon State University.

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Building Resilient Communities

  • Horney:
    • Horney et al (2018). Measuring Disaster RecoveryInternational Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, March 2018, Vol. 36, No. 1. 1-22.
    • Kirsch, K., & Horney, J. (2017). Steps toward recovery: A tool for disaster recovery planning, management, and tracking. Carolina Planning Journal, 42, 104-109.
    • Horney, J., Dwyer, C., Aminto, M., Berke, P., & Smith, G. (2017). Developing indicators to measure post-disaster community recovery in the United States. Disasters, 41, 124-149. DOI: 1111/disa.12190
    • Horney JA, Dwyer C*, Chirra B*, McCarthy K, Shafer J, Smith G. (2018) Measuring successful disaster recovery. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 36(1): 1-22.
    • Horney JA, Dwyer C*, Aminto M*, Berke P., & Smith G. (2017) Developing indicators to measure post-disaster community recovery. Disasters. 41(1):124-149. DOI: 10.1111.disa.12190
    • Chirra, B., & Horney, J. (2016, April). Measuring disaster recovery: A case study of six communities in Texas. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Dr. Jean Brender Delta Omega Research Symposium and Student Poster Contest, Texas A&M University School of Public Health, College Station, TX.
    • Chirra, B., & Horney, J. (2016, April). Measuring disaster recovery: A case study of six communities in Texas, United States. Oral presentation at the Texas Public Health Association’s 92nd Annual Education Conference, Galveston, TX
    • Kirsch, K., Sullivan, E., Horney, J., and Goidel, K. (2018, July). Are slow-onset disasters well represented in hazard mitigation plans? Poster presentation at the 43rd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Broomfield, CO.
    • Kirsch, K., & Masterson, J. (2017, September). Tool for tracking an equitable recovery [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/hurricanes-typhoons/tool-tracking-equitable-recovery/

 

  • Berke:
    • Berke, P., Lee, J., Newman, G., Combs, T. Kolosna, C., Salvesen, D. 2015. Evaluation of Networks of Plans and Vulnerability to Hazards and Climate Change: A Resilience Scorecard, Journal of the American Planning Association 81(4): 287-302. DOI: 1080/01944363.2015.1093954
    • Berke P., Malecha M., Yu S., Lee J., Masterson J. (2018). Plan Integration Scorecard for Resilience: Evaluating Networks of Plans in Six US Coastal Cities, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, DOI:10.1080/09640568.2018.1453354.
    • Malecha, M., Brand, A., & Berke, P. (2018). Spatially evaluating a network of plans and flood vulnerability using a Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard: A case study in Feijenoord District, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Land Use Policy, 78, 147-157. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.201
    • Masterson, J., Berke, P., Malecha, M., Yu, S., Lee, J., & Thapa, J. (2017) Plan integration for resilience scorecard: How to spatially evaluate networks of plans to reduce hazard vulnerability. College Station, Texas: Institute for Sustainable Communities, College of Architecture, Texas A&M. http://mitigationguide.org/wpcontent/uploads/2013/01/Scorecard_3Oct2017.pdf

 

  • Davidson:
    • Wang, D., Davidson, R. A., Trainor, J. E., Nozick, L. K., and Kruse, J. 2017. Homeowner purchase of insurance for hurricane-induced wind and flood damage. Natural Hazards 88, 221–245. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-2863-x
    • Robinson, C., Davidson, R. A., Trainor, J. E., Kruse, J. L., and Nozick, L. K. 2018. Homeowner acceptance of voluntary property acquisition offers. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 31, 234-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.05.002
    • Jasour, Z. (2017) Homeowner Decisions to Retrofit to Reduce Hurricane-Induced Wind and Flood Damage. Masters Thesis. University of Delaware.
    • Slotter R. (2018) Hurricane Mitigation Decision-Making an Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Masters Thesis. University of Delaware

 

 

  • Opaluch:
    • Becker, A.; Hippe, A.; McLean, E., (2017), Cost and Materials Required to Retrofit US Seaports in Response to Sea Level Rise: A Thought Exercise for Climate Response. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 5 (3), 44. DOI: 10.3390/jmse5030044
    • Becker, A., (2017), “Using Boundary Objects to Stimulate Transformational Thinking: Storm Resilience for the Port of Providence.” Sustainability Science. Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 477-501. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-016-0416-y
    • Becker, A., Chase, N., Fischer, M., Schwegler, B., Mosher, K., (2016), “A method to estimate climate-critical construction materials applied to seaport protection.” Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.07.008
    • Romelczyk, E.*, Becker, A. (2016), “Missing the tide? Workplace cultural differences as a barrier to seafarer mobility in the U.S. workboat and sail training sectors.” Maritime Policy and Management. (Nominated for Best Manuscript 2016) DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2016.1185182
    • Becker, Austin, Pamela Matson, Martin Fischer, and Michael D. Mastrandrea, Forthcoming. “Towards Seaport Resilience for Climate Change Adaptation: Stakeholder Perceptions of Hurricane Impacts in Gulfport (MS) and Providence (RI)” Progress in Planning. Status: Accepted for Publication. Anticipated Publication Date November 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.progress.2013.11.002
    • Zhang, H., Ng, A., Becker, A. (In Press), “Institutional Barriers in Adaptation to Climate Change at Ports, Regions, and Supply Chains.” North American Symposium on Climate Adaptation, New York, New York. Aug. 16-18, 2016. (Refereed Conference Paper)
    • Touzinsky, K, Rosati, J., Fox-Lent, C., Becker, A., Luscher, A., 2016. “Advancing Coastal Systems Resilience Research: Improving Quantification Tools through Community Feedback” Shore and Beach 84 No. 4 · November 2016.
    • Spaulding, M. L., Grilli, A., Damon, C., Crean, T., Fugate, G., Oakley, B., & Stempel, P. (2016). Stormtools: Coastal Environmental Risk Index (CERI). Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4(3). DOI: 10.3390/jmse4030054
    • Becker, A., (2016). “Findings from a port vulnerability assessment.” Dept. of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience and University of North Carolina Maritime Risk Symposium University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Nov. 14-15, 2016.
    • Becker, A., (2016). “Adapting ports to climate change: Providence (RI) Case Study,” AIVP Ports and Cities Conference, Netherlands, Oct 10-12, 2016.
    • Becker, A., (2016). “Inspiring leadership for Adaptation,” North American Symposium on Climate Adaptation, New York, New York. Aug. 16-18, 2016.
    • Becker, A., (2016). “Inspiring resilience thinking for seaport systems.” Transportation Research Board Conference for Committee on Maritime Transportation System (CMTS), National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, June 21-22, 2016.
    • Becker, A., (2016). “Adapting ports to climate change: Providence (RI) Case Study,” Adaptation Futures 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands May 11-13, 2016.
    • Becker, A., (2016). “Inspiring resilience thinking for seaport systems.” Green Ports for Blue Waters Conference, University of Rhode Island April 4-5, 2016.
    • Green, W., Becker, A., (2016). “Built environments and rising seas: Service learning recommendations for the future of the Port of Galilee.” A presentation of student work resulting from a course on resilient planning, policy, and design. Keeping History Above Water Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, April 10-13, 2016.
    • Becker, A. (2016). “Hurricane Resilience and Impacts to Seaport Supply Chains.” Invited Speaker for the 2016 Stu Clark Speaker Series at the University of Manitoba. March 4, 2016.
    • McIntosh, R.*, Becker, A. (2016). “Towards a Comparative Index of Seaport Climate-Risk: Development of Indicators from Open Data.” Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 21-26, 2016.
    • Kretsch, E.*, Becker, A. (2016). “Leadership and Responsibility for Long-term Hurricane Resilience: Stakeholder Perceptions in the Port of Providence, RI.” Social Coast Conference. Charleston, SC, Feb. 11, 2016.
    • Becker, A., Burroughs, R. (2016). “More holistic planning for long-term coastal resilience?  Port of Providence Demonstration Project.” Social Coast Conference. Charleston, SC, Feb. 10, 2016.
    • Stempel, P. (2016). Data Driven Visualization. Paper presented at the ECM14, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, South Kingstown, RI, June 14-17, 2016.
    • Witkop, R., Stempel, P., Becker, A., (2017). “Coupling local scale, high resolution, qualitative data to interface with numerical storm models.” Poster Presentation. American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. December 12, 2017.
    • Stempel, P., Becker, A. (2018). Perceptions of risk and legitimacy: how scenario selection and presentation of ocean models undermines disaster risk reduction. Paper to be presented at the ECM15, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, Seattle, WA, June 25-27, 2018.
    • Witkop, R., Stempel, P., Becker, A. (2018). “Incorporating facility manager knowledge into storm impact models: A case study of critical facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island.” Oral presentation. 2018 Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association Annual Conference. Smithfield, RI. Apr. 5, 2018.
    • Robadue, Donald D. and Dawn Kotowicz (2018). “Understanding resistance to resilience in coastal hazards and climate adaptation: three approaches to visualizing structural and process obstacles, opportunities and adaptation responses” Submitted to the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Disaster Information, Technology, and Resilience Mini-Track of the Digital Government Track, June 16, 2017.

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Disaster Dynamics

  • Blanton:
    • Storm Surge Probabilities for Hurricane Events, J. Smith, B. Blanton, R. Luettich, 2017. Poster presented at AMS 2017 in Seattle WA (Jan 2017), DHS CRC Annual Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC (Feb 2017), and the annual Hurricane Awareness conference at East Carolina University (May 2017).
    • Smith, J., Blanton. B., and Luettich, R. 2018. Probabilistic Hurricane Track Generation for Storm Surge Prediction. Presented at the American Meteorological Society 2018, Austin, TX.
    • Smith, J.  December 2017. Probabilistic Hurricane Track Generation for Storm Surge Prediction. Master’s Thesis, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Marine Sciences.

 

  • Dietrich:
    • R Cyriac*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, C Kaiser, CN Dawson, RA Luettich (2018). “Variability in Coastal Flooding Predictions due to Forecast Errors during Hurricane Arthur.” Coastal Engineering, 137(1), 59-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.02.008
    • A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, TG Asher, BO Blanton, AT Cox, CN Dawson, JG Fleming, RA Luettich. “High-Resolution Modeling of Surge during Hurricane Matthew.” 15th Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, Seattle, Washington, 25 June 2018.
    • A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, T Asher, RA Luettich. “High-Resolution Modeling of Surge during Hurricane Matthew.” ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, Maryland, 13 April 2018.
    • A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, RA Luettich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, TG Asher, SC Hagen, MV Bilskie, P Bacopoulos. “Hindcasts of Winds and Surge during Hurricane Matthew (2016): Balancing Large-Domain Coverage and Localized Accuracy.” ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, Norwood, Massachusetts, 4-5 May 2017.
    • A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, T Asher, RA Luettich. “High-Resolution Modelling of Surge during Hurricane Matthew (2016).” Graduate Student Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 21 March 2018.
    • A Thomas*, JC Dietrich, JG Fleming, BO Blanton, T Asher, RA Luettich. “High-Resolution Modelling of Surge during Hurricane Matthew (2016).” Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, 02 March 2018.

 

  • Hagen:
    • Tahsin, S., S.C. Medeiros, A. Singh, M. Hooshyar (2017), “Optical Cloud Pixel Recovery via Machine Learning”, Remote Sensing, Accepted. DOI: 10.3390/rs9060527
    • Tahsin, S., S.C. Medeiros, A. Singh (2016). “Resilience of coastal wetlands to extreme hydrologic events in Apalachicola Bay.” Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 43, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL069594.

 

  • Resio:
    • Resio, D.T., Asher, T.G., and J.I. Irish, 2017: The effects of natural structure on estimated tropical cyclone surge extremes, J. Nat. Haz., currently available online, Nat Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-2935-y
    • Irish, J.L., Weiss, R. and D.T. Resio, “Physical Characteristics of Coastal Hazards and Risks”, Chapter 25, Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, M. Dhanak and N. Xiros (Eds.), 549–562.
    • Resio, D.T., Tumeo, M.A., and J.L. Irish, “Statistical Characterization of Hazards and Risk in Coastal Areas,” Chapter 26, Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, M. Dhanak and N. Xiros (Eds.), 567–593.

 

  • Ginis:
    • Liu, Q.,  L. M. Rothstein, and Y. Luo, 2017.  A periodic freshwater patch detachment process from the Block Island Sound estuarine plume. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 570–586, DOI:10.1002/2015JC011546
    • Gao, K., I. Ginis, J.D. Doyle, Y. Jin, 2017: Effect of boundary layer roll vortices on the development of the axisymmetric tropical cyclone J. Atmos. Sci. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0222.1
    • Whitney, M. M., D. S. Ullman, and D. L. Codiga, 2016. Subtidal Exchange in Eastern Long Island Sound, . J. Phys. Oceanogr. 46, 2351-2371. DOI: 1175/JPO-D-15-0107.1
    • Gao, K. and I. Ginis, 2016: On the equilibrium-state roll vortices and their effect in the hurricane boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci., 1205- 1222. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-15-0089.1
    • Liu, Q., L. M. Rothstein, Y. Luo, D. S. Ullman, and D. L. Codiga, 2016. Dynamics of the periphery current in Rhode Island Sound, Ocean Modelling, 105, 13-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.07.001
    • Liu, Q., L. Rothstein, and Y. Luo, 2016. Dynamics of the Block Island Sound estuarine plume. J. Phys. Ocean., Accepted for publication. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0099.1
    • Reichl, B. G, D. Wang, T. Hara, I. Ginis, T. Kukulka, 2016: Langmuir turbulence parameterization in tropical cyclone conditions. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 863-886. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0106.1
    • Reichl, B. G., I. Ginis, T. Hara, B, Thomas, T. Kukulka, and D. Wang, 2016:  Impact of sea-state dependent Langmuir turbulence of the ocean response to a tropical cyclone, Mon. Wea. Rev. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0074.1
    • Sun, Y., C. Chen, R. C. Beardsley, D. Ullman, B. Butman, and H. Lin, 2016. Surface Circulation in Block Island Sound and Adjacent Coastal and Shelf Regions: A FVCOM-CODAR comparison, Progress in Oceanography, 143, 26-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.02.005
    • Spaulding, M. L., Grilli, A., Damon, C., Crean, T., Fugate, G., Oakley, B., & Stempel, P.*, (2016). “Stormtools: Coastal Environmental Risk Index (CERI).” Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4(3). DOI: 10.3390/jmse4030054
    • Fei, T., W. Huang, I. Ginis, Y. Cai, 2016. Characteristics of River Flood and Storm Surge Interactions in a Tidal River in Rhode Island, USA. Proceeding of IUTAM Symposium on Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting, Oct 17-19, 2016, Shanghai, China
    • Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (Accepted). “Effects of localization on perceptions of storm surge risk depicted in model driven semi-realistic visualizations.” International Conference on Sustainable Development, NY, NY. September 26-28, 2018.
    • Chen, X. *, I. Ginis and T. Hara (2018). “Sea-State Dependent Drag Coefficient in Shallow Waters Under Tropical Cyclones”, 21st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, June 18 https://ams.confex.com/ams/23BLT21ASI/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/345222
    • Chen, X.*, T. Hara, and I. Ginis (2018). “Sea-state dependent air-sea momentum flux in a shallow water under a tropical cyclone”, Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 14 https://agu.confex.com/agu/os18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/303041
    • Ginis, I., C. Nowakowski*, and K. Gao (2018). “A Hurricane Boundary Layer Model for Simulating Surface Winds during Hurricane Landfall”, 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 18, https://ams.confex.com/ams/33HURRICANE/webprogram/Paper339799.html
    • Ginis, I., D. Ullman, T. Hara, C. Kincaid, K. Rosa*, X. Chen*, B. Thomas, A. Becker, P. Stempel*, R. Witkop*, P. Rubinoff, W. Huang, M. Orr, R. Thomas, R. Thompson, M. Belk, P. Morey, and S. Conard (2018). “Advancing Modeling Capabilities and Impact Analysis Tools to Improve Preparedness for Major Hurricane Hazard Events”, 98th AMS Annual Meeting, January 11, https://ams.confex.com/ams/98Annual/webprogram/Paper336049.html
    • Nowakowski, C.* and Ginis I. (2018): Advancing modeling of surface winds during hurricane landfall for predicting storm impacts, DHS Centers of Excellence Summit, May 30-31, 2018 https://cina.gmu.edu/coe-summit-2018/
    • Witkop, R.*, Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, (2018). “Incorporating facility manager knowledge into storm impact models: A case study of critical facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island,” Rhode Island Floodplain Managers Association, Smithfield, RI, April 5.
    • Rosa, K.*, Kincaid, C. (2018). “Transporting Nutrients Northward from Rhode Island Sound Bottom Water to the Upper Narragansett Bay Euphotic Zone”, RI C-AIM/RI NSF EPSCoR Symposium. Kingston, RI, April 9.
    • Rosa, K., Kincaid, C., Ullman, D., and Ginis, I. (2017). Hurricane Rhody: How does Rhode Island Fare Against Hypothetical Superstorm?. URI Graduate Conference. Kingston, RI. 8 April.
    • Rosa, K. *, Kincaid, C., Ullman, D., and Ginis, I. (2017). “Baroclinic Model of Narragansett Bay Post-Storm Shelf-Estuary Exchange”, Estuary Research Workshop: Limiting Factors Beyond Nitrogen. Narragansett, RI. September 13.
    • Ginis, I., D. Ullman, T. Hara, C. Kincaid, L. Rothstein, W. Hwang, B. Thomas, X. Chen*, K. Rosa*, A. Becker, P. Stempel*, R. Witkop*, P. Rubinoff (2017). “Developing a mul.-model ensemble system for assessing hurricane hazards and impacts”, URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4.
    • Ullman, D.,  I. Ginis, W. Hwang, P. Stempel*, T. Hara, C. Kincaid, L. Rothstein, P. Rubinoff, B. Thomas, X. Chen*, K. Rosa* (2017). “Assessing the Mul-ple Impacts of Extreme Hurricanes in Southern New England”, URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4.
    • Witkop, R.*, Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (2017). “Coupling local scale, high resolution, qualitative data to interface with numerical storm models”, American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Dec. 12.
    • Stempel, P.* (2016). “Data Driven Visualization”, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference 2016, Narragansett, RI, June 14-15.

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Education and Workforce Development

  • Whalin:
    • Whalin RW. HBCU Engineering Faculty and Graduates: Implications for Race, Retention and Graduation Linkages, NAAAS & Affiliates 2016 National Conference Proceedings, Baton Rouge, LA, published Oct. 2016.
    • Whalin RW, Pang Q, Latham J, Lowe LN.  Assessment of a Summer Bridge Program: Seven Years and Counting, 2017 ASEE National Conference Proceedings, Columbus, OH, June 24-28, 2017.
    • Whalin RW, Brody SD, and Merrell WJ.  The Galveston Bay Region as an International Test Bed for Flood Risk Reduction, 8th Texas Hurricane Conference, University of Houston, Houston, TX, August 5, 2016.
    • Ebersole B, Richardson TW, and Whalin RW. Modeling Coastal Storms: Past, Present and Future, 8th Texas Hurricane Conference, University of Houston, Houston, TX, August 5, 2016
    • Whalin, Robert, W.; Pagan-Trinidad, Ismael; Villanueva, Evelyn; and Pittman, David, W., “A Quarter Century of Resounding Success for a University/Federal Laboratory Partnership”, ASEE 123rd Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26, 2016.
    • Ebersole, Bruce; Richardson, Thomas; and Whalin, Robert, W., “Surge Suppression Achieved by Different Coastal Spine (Ike Dike) Alignments”, 9th Texas Hurricane Conference, University of Houston, August 4, 2017, Houston, TX.
    • “NSF-PIRE, Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program, Authentic Learning and Transformative Education”, Volume 1-2015-2017; Edited by Baukje “Bee” Kothius, Yoonjeong Lee and Samuel Brody, March 2018.

 

  • Chen/Faik:
    • Ying Bai & Hang Chen, “Build an Optimal Evacuation Contraflow Model for Natural Disasters by Using Fuzzy Inference System”, to be appeared on Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy System, July 8-13, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018.
    • Cody Byrd, Jean-Marie Nshimiyimana, Ehije Idehenre, Hang Chen (Faculty Advisor), “Data Analysis of Haiti’s Resiliency Post-2010 Earthquake”. Presented at the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
    • NyJae Dickerson, Adonis Tillman, Desmond Taylor, Awatif Amin (Faculty Advisor) “Using Data Mining to analyze Natural Disasters at 10 countries”. Presented at the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

 

  • Laiju:
    • Mage, D. Reed, S. Hokins, A. Mangum, C. & Banerjee, S. (2018) Using Arc GIS to Map Disaster Effects on Mississippi, abstract published in The journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences (ISSN 0076-9436) vol 63, 1 February edition
    • Bryant, J. Hill, C. Bibbs, M. Boler, D. & Khan, S. (2018) Role of Effective Communication in Disaster Preparedness, abstract published in The journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences (ISSN 0076-9436) vol 63, 1 February edition
    • Ball, I & Laiju, M. (2017) Sociodemographic Characteristics and Natural Disaster Preparedness among Mississippi Residence, abstract published in The journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences (ISSN 0076-9436) April edition.
    • Laiju, M. (2016) Natural Disaster and Child Trafficking, Mellon Fellowship
    • Laiju, M. (2017) A Global Issue: Natural, Manmade Disaster, and Exploitation of Children, Pardee RAND Faculty Leaders Fellowship, manuscript under review.
    • Laiju, M. & Banerjee, S. (2017) Innovative Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Curriculum in Homeland Security at a HBCU, Presented at the 10th Anniversary Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit on March 23, 2017

 

  • Keim:
    • Xue, G.Z., D.J. Gochis, W. Yu, B.D. Keim, R.V. Rohli, Z. Zang, K. Sampson, A. Dugger, D. Sathiaraj, and Q. Ge. 2018. Modeling Hydroclimatic Change in Southwest Louisiana Rivers. Water 10(5), Article No. 596. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10050596.
    • Keim, B.D., W.D. Kappel, G.A. Muhlstein, D.M Hultstrand, T.W Parzybok, A.B. Lewis, E.M. Tomlinson, and A.W. Black. 2018. Assessment of the Extreme Rainfall Event at Nashville, Tennessee and the Surrounding Region on May 1-3, 2010. Journal of American Water Resources Association. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12657.
    • Gilliland, J.M., and B.D. Keim. 2018.  Position of the South Atlantic Anticyclone and its impact on Surface Conditions across Brazil.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57(3):535-553. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0178.1
    • Black, A.W., and G. Villarini.  (2018)  Effects of Methodological Decisions on Rainfall-Related Crash Risk Estimates.  Accident Analysis and Prevention. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2018.01.023
    • Gilliland, J. M., and B.D. Keim. Submitted. Surface Wind Speed: Trend and Climatology of Brazil from 1980–2014.  International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5237
    • Gilliland, J. M., and B.D. Keim. Submitted. Surface Wind Speed: Trend and Climatology of Brazil from 1980–2014.  International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5237
    • Black, A.W., G. Villarini, and T.L. Mote. 2017. Effects of Rainfall on Vehicle Crashes in Six U.S. States.  Weather, Climate, and Society 9: 53–70. DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0035.1
    • Shao, W., S. Xian, B. Keim, K. Goidel, N. Lin. 2017. Understanding Perceptions of Changing Hurricane Strength Along the U.S. Gulf Coast.  International Journal of Climatology 37(4):1716-1727. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4805
    • Allard, J.M., J.V. Clarke, and B.D. Keim.  2016.   Spatial and Temporal Patterns of In Situ Sea Surface Temperatures within the Gulf of Mexico from 1901–2010.  American Journal of Climate Change 5:314-343.  DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2016.53025
    • Shao, W., J.C. Garand, B.D. Keim, and L.C. Hamilton.  2016.  Science, Scientists, and Local Weather: Understanding Mass Perceptions of Global Warming.  Social Science Quarterly 97(5):1023-1057.  DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12317
    • Hamilton, L.C, J. Hartter, B.D. Keim, A.E. Boag, M.W. Palace, F.R. Stevens, M.J. Ducey.  2016.  Wildfire, Climate and Perceptions in Northeast Oregon.  Regional Environmental Change 16:1819-1832. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0914-y
    • Shankman, D., and B.D. Keim.  2016. Flood Risk Forecast for China’s Poyang Lake Region.  Physical Geography 37(1): 88-91.

 

  • Pagán-Trinidad:
    • Morales-Velez, A. C., and Hughes, K.S., “Comprehensive Hurricane María Mass Wasting Inventory and Improved Frequency Ratio Landslide Hazard Mapping”, Revista Dimension Year 32, Vol 1, 2018
    • Aponte Bermúdez, Luis D., “Huracán María,: Sinopsis y Análisis Preliminar del Impacto en la Infraestructura de Puerto Rico”,  Revista Dimensión Year 32, Vol 1, 2018
    • Martínez-Cruzado, José A. Huerta-López, Carlos I. Martínez-Pagán, Jaffet, Santana Torres, Erick X,and Hernández-Ramírez, Francisco J., “Destrozos, Recuperación, y Planes en la Red Sísmica de Movimiento Fuerte a Raíz de los Huracanes Irma y María”, Revista Dimensión, Year 32, Vol 1, 2018
    • Acosta, Felipe J, Esquilín-Mangual, Omar, Wood, Stephanie G., Long, Wendy R. and Valdés, Didier, Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of Concrete Pole Failures Following Hurricane María, Revista Dimension Year 32, Vol 1, 2018
    • Digital proceedings of the conference “Lessons Learned and Best Practices: Resilience of Coastal Infrastructure.
    • The following two presentations were given by Dr. Ricardo López at the World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. More information at http://www.wfeo.org/events/world-engineering-conference-disaster-risk-reduction-wecdrr-2016/
    • Ismael Pagán-Trinidad, Ricardo López-Rodríguez, Agustín Rullán, Oscar Perales-Pérez, John Fernández-Van Cleve, “THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN THE COMMUNITY:  UPRM CASE STUDY”, World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Peruvian Association of Professional Engineers, Lima Perú, December 5-6, 2016.
    • López-Rodríguez, Ricardo R., Pagán-Trinidad, Ismael, “Structural Vulnerability to Natural Hazards in Puerto Rico”, World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Peruvian Association of Professional Engineers, Lima Perú, December 5-6, 2016.
    • Robert W. Whalin, Ismael Pagán-Trinidad, Evelyn Villanueva and David Pittman, “A Quarter Century of Resounding Success for a University/Federal Laboratory Partnership”, Proceedings, 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vol 1, presented June 27 2016 in New Orleans, LA. ISBN: 978-1-5108-3480-4
    • Ismael Pagán-Trinidad, Ricardo López-Rodríguez, “Education, Resilience and the Built Environment: Impacts and Some Lessons Learned on Infrastructure for Improvement of Coastal Infrastructure in PR”, Symposium: Planning and Resilient Recovery in Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Planning – University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras, May 18-19, 2018
    • Benjamín Colucci Ríos (Presenter), Alexander Molano Santiago, Ismael Pagán Trinidad and Didier. M Valdés Díaz. Impact of Extreme Climate in Coastal Transportation Civil Infrastructure in the Caribbean, World Engineering Forums November 26 to December 2, 2017, Rome, Italy
    • Benjamín Colucci Ríos (Presenter) and Alexander Molano Santiago,   Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico’s Transportation Infrastructure: Lessons Learned,  97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, AHB55 Committee, Work Zone Traffic Control Committee Meeting, January 9, 2018.
    • Benjamín Colucci Ríos (Presenter) and Alexander Molano Santiago, Impacto del Huracán María en la infraestructura de transportación de Puerto Rico (Impact of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico’s Transportation Infrastructure), 4to Conversatorio para un Puerto Rico Resiliente. February 20, 2018
    • Benjamín Colucci Ríos (Presenter), Alexander Molano Santiago and Joel F. Alvarado López, El impacto del Huracán María en la infraestructura de transporte de Puerto Rico:Lecciones aprendidas (The Impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico’s Transportation Infrastructure: Lessons Learned), Mega Viernes Civil 2018: Resiliencia Aplicada, College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, San Juan, April 6, 2018
    • Benjamín Colucci Ríos (Presenter), Alexander Molano Santiago, Luis Sevillano García, Launelly M. Rosado Rosa and Joel F. Alvarado López,  Transportation Engineering Innovation Spearheading the Economic Development of Puerto Rico after an Extreme Natural Disaster,  XXX Congress of Engineering and Surveying, COINAR 2018, San Juan, April 17, 2018.

 

  • Smith:
    • Smith, Gavin, Sabbag, Lea, and Rohmer, Ashton. “A Comparative Analysis of the Roles Governors Play in Disaster Recovery” 2018. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy.
    • Smith, Gavin.  “The Role of States in Disaster Recovery: An Analysis of Engagement, Collaboration, Leadership, and Capacity Building.”  2017.  In Building Community Resilience to Disasters: The Handbook of Planning for Disaster Resilience, Routledge Press.
    • Smith, Gavin.  “Pre- and Post-Disaster Conditions, their Implications, and the Role of Planning for Housing Recovery.”  2017.  In Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery, Eds. Ann-Margaret Esnard and Alka Sapat.  Boca Raton, Florida” CRC Press.
    • Smith, Gavin, Amanda Martin and Dennis Wenger.  “Disaster Recovery in an Era of Climate Change: The Unrealized Promise of Institutional Resilience.” 2017.  In Handbook of Disaster Research, Second Edition, Eds. Havidan Rodriguez, Joseph Trainor and William Donner. New York: Springer. (accepted/submitted)
    • Smith, Gavin.  2016.  Remembrances of the Past, Concerns for the Future, and the Potential Resilience of a Small Coastal Town, Southern Cultures. Summer: 64-87. DOI: 10.1353/scu.2016.0022

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Related Presentations:

  • Young, K, & Hunter, F. (2017) Hurricanes, Mudslides, and Drought: Considering the Public’s Perceptions of the Role Governments Should Play in Providing Aid Using the NORC General Social Survey (GSS), presented at Mississippi College & Tougaloo College (MCTC) Research Symposium
  • Hopkins, A. & Banerjee, S. (2017) Using ArcGIS to Map Natural Disasters in Mississippi presented at Mississippi College & Tougaloo College (MCTC) Research symposium.

 

Coastal Hazards Center (2008-2015)

  • Coastal Hazards Modeling (ADCIRC) – This modeling suite is the next generation of coastal hazard models for predicting coastal flooding. The models couple rain and wind forecasts with hydrologic, storm surge, and wave models to provide holistic coastal flooding predictions. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Disaster Response Intelligent System (DRIS) – A GIS-based situational awareness system for regional and national disaster response and recovery that is scalable to the regional, state, county and local levels. DRIS integrates several tools including: Hurricane Storm Surge Model (SLOSH); Chemical Plume Model (ALOHA); At-Risk Population Model; WebEOC, Live Weather, Earthquake, Traffic Feeds; and Virtual USA Library Tool. (Jackson State University)
  • In-Situ Evaluation of Scour Probe (ISEP) – Technology that allows in-field measurement of the scour potential of soil without having to excavate or send samples to a lab. This facilitates rapid assessment of the stability of hydraulic structures, including levees and bridges, after a disaster. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • MUNICIPAL – Post Disaster Infrastructure Decision Support Tool – A decision support tool that includes modeling capabilities, optimization software and GIS software. It allows users to visualize critical infrastructure systems and their interdependencies; visually assess the damage to these systems caused by an extreme event; and make mitigation, response, and recovery decisions that help ensure community resiliency. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Beyond the Basics – Website covering best practices in local mitigation planning, at http://mitigationguide.org. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan Quality Performance Indicators – Tool to evaluate the quality of hazard mitigation plans, consisting of a set of performance indicators and procedures for applying these indicators. (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Youth Coping Response Inventory (Y-CRI) – A psychometrically sound measure of psychological recovery in children and adolescents following coastal disasters. (UNC-Chapel Hill).
  • Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool – Measures and monitors changes in habitability, the environment, the economy, and geography that result from hurricanes and other disasters. Information is available at http://coastalhazardscenter.org/transition-projects. (Texas A&M University)
  • Resilience of Earthen Flood Protection Structures – An enhanced model for the engineering community to evaluate functionality and resilience of earthen structures, such as levees and dams, under severe storm conditions. Information is available at http://coastalhazardscenter.org/transition-projects.

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