Accession Number : ADA556072


Title :   The CI-Flow Project: A System for Total Water Level Prediction from the Summit to the Sea


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV


Personal Author(s) : Van Cooten, Suzanne ; Kelleher, Kevin E ; Howard, Kenneth ; Zhang, Jian ; Gourley, Jonathan J ; Kain, John S ; Nemunaitis-Monroe, Kodi ; Flamig, Zac ; Moser, Heather ; Arthur, Ami


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556072.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : The objective of the Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW) project is to prototype new hydrometeorologic techniques to address a critical NOAA service gap: routine total water level predictions for tidally influenced watersheds Since February 2000, the project has focused on developing a coupled modeling system to accurately account for water at all locations in a coastal watershed by exchanging data between atmospheric, hydrologic, and hydrodynamic models. These simulations account for the quantity of water associated with waves, tides, storm surge, rivers, and rainfall, including interactions at the tidal/surge interface. Within this project, Cl-FLOW addresses the following goals: (1) apply advanced weather and oceanographic monitoring and prediction techniques to the coastal environment; (2) prototype an automated hydrometeorologic data collection and prediction system; (3) facilitate interdisciplinary and multi-organizational collaborations; and (4) enhance techniques and technologies that improve actionable hydrologic/hydrodynamic information to reduce the impacts of coastal flooding Results are presented for Hurricane Isabel (2003), Hurricane Earl (20I0), and Tropical Storm Nicole (2010) for the Tar -Pamlico and Neuse River basins of North Carolina. This area was chosen, in part, because of the tremendous damage inflicted by Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd (1999) The vision is to transition CI-FLOW research findings and technologies to other U.S. coastal watersheds.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *FLOODING , *HYDROMETEORS , BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC) , HURRICANES , HYDRODYNAMICS , OCEANOGRAPHY , TROPICAL CYCLONES


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE