Coastal Flooding & Solutions, Workshop Case Studies

Developing an Integrated Coastal Water Predictive Capability to Promote Resilience to Water Risks

Location: Southeast U.S. Model, SECOORA Model (NC, SC, GA, FL)

Submitted By: Ruoying He - North Carolina State University, Professor

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Project Description

The goal of this project is to develop an integrated coastal water predictive capability that will deliver new water intelligence products and information vital for decision making both during high-impact events, such as hurricanes, nor’easters, storm surge, as well as for routine water management, including marine ecosystem health, transportation, and agriculture. As the coastal ocean prediction science is pushed into the land-sea boundary, a critical need arises for implementation of a robust, efficient, two-way coupling methodology to accurately account for interactions between terrestrial hydrology and coastal ocean at high resolution and fidelity. We will address this need by developing a prototype prediction system that couples three-dimensional baroclinic coastal ocean prediction with NOAA’s National Water model (NWM) forecast and transition it to NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) and National Water Center (NWC).

Key Successes

A strong science driven project with advanced technology and capable team.


require more extensive stakeholder engagement

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