Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Monday, October 6, 2008 - 09:00
Kidd 364

Speaker Info

The University of Texas at Austin

Storm surge due to hurricanes and tropical storms results in loss of life, destruction of property, and can alter the landscape of coastal regions.  Storm surge is driven by wind and wind-induced waves.  Accurate computer models of storm surge must account for the coupling of wind forcing, wave radiation stresses and circulation.  In this talk, we will describe the development of the state-of-the-art storm surge model ADCIRC, developed by researchers at University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, and University of Texas.  Applications of ADCIRC to hindcast studies of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and forecasts of Gustav and Ike, will be presented.  We will also discuss the development of the next generation model of ADCIRC, which involves new mathematical models, improved algorithmic development and petascale computing.