Mapping a hurricane before it strikes

Modeling and simulating the aftermath of hurricanes before they hit landfall is no easy task.

But Clint Dawson, director of the Computational Hydraulics Group at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), has taken on the challenge.

With accurate data and powerful computing resources such as the Texas Advanced Computing Center, Dawson, who is also a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been able to create storm simulations and predict the effectiveness of new infrastructure, such as hurricane walls and levees, for future storms.

Read more about the proposed Galveston Bay dike in the Further Findings research blog.

Read a transcript of the interview (PDF).