Hurricane Sandy Modeling
Vortex Meteorological Analysis
Seahorse Coastal is conducting a meteorological analysis of Sandy using the NWS19 vortex model embedded in ADCIRC and the BEST track ATCF data from the National Hurricane Center. The winds generated by the model are compared with the isotachs provided by National Hurricane Center. The 3D visualization at the top right represents surface wind velocities (at 10m), warped vertically upward to illustrate the magnitude of the wind speed.
Hurricane Sandy Data Assimilation
Sandy HWind Meteorological Analysis
Seahorse Coastal is conducting a meteorological analysis of Sandy using the HWind data produced by NOAA's Hurricane Research Division. The animation above represents a preliminary analysis using the same tools that were applied in the vortex analysis above.
Seahorse Coastal Consulting, LLC.
Seahorse Coastal Consulting is a startup company focused on real time storm surge guidance with ADCIRC; ADCIRC implementation, support, training, testing, and troubleshooting; validation of coastal physical oceanographic models; open-ended analysis of physical oceanographic data; and software development for coastal modeling and data analysis projects.
The data and software intensive nature of coastal ocean physics projects requires a deep familiarity with the technological tools and analysis techniques associated with ocean physics. The following representative publications from the Principals at Seahorse Coastal Consulting provide examples of our capabilities and experience:
- J.C. Dietrich, C.J. Trahan, M.T. Howard, J.G. Fleming, R.J. Weaver, S. Tanaka, L. Yu, R.A. Luettich Jr, C.N. Dawson, J.J. Westerink, G. Wells, A. Lu, K. Vega, A. Kubach, K.M. Dresback, R.L. Kolar, C. Kaiser, R.R. Twilley (2012). Surface Trajectories of Oil Transport along the Northern Coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. Continental Shelf Research, 41(1), 17-47, DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2012.03.015.
- Kennedy, A., U. Gravois, B. Zachry, R. Luettich, T. Whipple, R. Weaver, Reynolds-Fleming, JV, Q. Chen and R. Avissar (2010) Rapidly installed temporary gauging for hurricane waves and surge, and application to Hurricane Gustav. Continental Shelf Research, Volume 30, Issue 16, 1743--1752.
- Fleming, J., C. Fulcher, R. Luettich, B. Estrade, G. Allen, and H. Winer, 2008. A Real Time Storm Surge Forecasting System using ADCIRC, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling X, M. L. Spaulding [ed], ASCE, 373-392.
- Forbes, C., J. Fleming, C. Mattocks, C. Fulcher, R. Luettich, J. Westerink and S. Bunya, 2008. New Developments in the ADCIRC Community Model, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling X, M. L. Spaulding [ed], ASCE, 373-392.
- Reynolds-Fleming, JV and JG Fleming (2005) Coastal circulation within the Banks Peninsula Region, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39(1):217--225.
- Reynolds-Fleming, JV, and RA Luettich (2004) Wind-driven lateral variability in the upper Neuse River Estuary. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 60:395--407.
- Reynolds-Fleming, JV, J.G. Fleming and RA Luettich (2002) Portable autonomous vertical profiler for estuarine applications. Estuaries. Estuaries 25(1):142-147.
- Luettich, RA, SD Carr, JV Reynolds-Fleming, CW Fulcher, and JE McNinch (2002) Semi-diurnal seiching in a shallow, micro-tidal lagoonal estuary. Continental Shelf Research, 22:1669-1681.
- Reynolds-Fleming, JV, RA Luettich, and CP Buzzelli. 2002. Cross channel hydrogrophy and circulation. Part of MODMON II, Monitoring Phase, Final Report. WRRI Sea Grant. Raleigh, NC. 192p.