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Earth and Environment Graduate Seminar

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Monday, January 23, 2023 at 2:00pm to 3:05pm

AHC5-201 Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Storm Surge and Numerical Simulation

by Dr. Yuepeng LI

Abstract

One of the major hazards caused by hurricanes in the United States is storm surge flooding, which can damage buildings and infrastructure, block escape routes, and drown people in low-lying coastal areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Hurricane Ian (2022) was a large and destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that was the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane. Ian caused widespread damage across the southeast United States, especially the states of Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Hurricane Ian caused at least 152 fatalities in State with losses estimated to be over $50 billion. To avoid loss of life because of storm surge flooding, evacuation plans have been developed and enacted in U.S. coastal areas. Evacuation zones are determined by a combination of coastal topographic elevations and predicted storm surge heights over the land, which are computed by the numerical storm surge model. In this study, structure grid model, the coastal and estuarine storm tide (CEST), and unstructured grid model TELEMAC are introduced to simulate the storm surge induced by hurricane.

Event Type

Academics

Audience

General Public

Department
Department of Earth and Environment
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