Topic: Storm surge

We Still Need Better Hurricane Storm Surge Prediction

Sept. 24, 2015
Storm Surge Model

Although the Atlantic Ocean has been relatively quiet this season, events such as Hurricane Rita remind us that forecasting chaotic storms is an imperfect science, but there are ways we can make it better. And it starts with how we predict storm surge.

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Typhoon Haiyan’s Storm Surge May Contaminate Aquifer

April 14, 2015

Scientists have found that geology and infrastructure play key roles in determining whether aquifers that provide drinking water are inundated with seawater during a typhoon or hurricane and how long the contamination lasts.

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New Hurricane STORM Code to Provide Hourly Evacuation Updates

Oct. 20, 2014

[caption id="attachment_48655" align="alignright" width="370" caption="2008 Hurricane Gustav surge map created by ICES."]2008 Hurricane Gustav surge map created by ICES.[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) has received a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to further advance the storm surge predictive simulations that have helped Texas emergency managers develop some of the country's most successful hurricane evacuation plans.

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A decade of discovery

June 21, 2011
A decade of discovery

The Texas Advanced Computing Center marks 10 years of helping scientists explore phenomenon too large, small or expensive to investigate in the lab.

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"Lonestar 4" Supercomputer Deployed for Science Community

April 4, 2011

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today will dedicate Lonestar 4, its newest supercomputer, as part of the advanced computing arsenal for the state of Texas and the nation.

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