Topic: Storm surge

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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With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

Nov. 17, 2008

Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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