Mandli Hosts Workshop on Future Directions for Enabling Coastal Storm Flooding Prediction for High-Resolution Forecasts and Climate Scenarios
Kyle Mandli, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, hosted the Workshop on Future Directions for Enabling Coastal Storm Flooding Prediction for High-Resolution Forecasts and Climate Scenarios at Columbia University from Oct. 25-26, 2019.
The growing threat from coastal flooding is recognized as one of the most dangerous and frequent natural hazards to the world’s coastal communities. The purpose of the workshop was to both discuss the current state-of-the-art in coastal flood prediction, but also where research effort should be spent to better address the hazard. Speakers at the event, as well as a set of panels, outlined the history of the field as well as current short-comings of modeling efforts including representation of wind-waves, precipitation based flooding, and the fluid mechanics near coastal structures.
Featured speakers included Brian Blanton, Director of Environmental Initiatives and Coastal Oceanographer at the Renaissance Computing Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Andrew Kennedy, a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame; Saeed Moghimi, a NOAA/UCAR Scientist in the Office of Coast Survey at the National Ocean Service; and Don Resio, Professor and Director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, at the University of North Florida. This workshop was co-sponsored by the Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate and the APAM Department.