NHCI presents at Tropical Cyclone Observations and Research Forum (TCORF)

NHCI Program Manager Dr. Reggie Beach presented the project and 2022 progress at the Tropical Cyclone Observations and Research Forum (TCORF) Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference at Florida International University.

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Hurricane Ian Response

Task 3B met our project objectives to rapidly deploy water level and wave sensors in cross-shore transects, spanning offshore to inland, to collect data for model validation, following a short but effective timeline.

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Sofar deploys Spotter Smart Moorings along coastlines

Sofar has started deploying Smart Moorings (Spotter buoys sensing surface waves, temperature, and barometric pressure along with water level from subsurface pressure sensors) in key locations in the Gulf and Atlantic coast to provide critical offshore observations (~20m depth) in tandem with cross-shore transects of USGS land-based water level observations to improve forecasts of hurricane impacts.

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April 2022 – Field Testing at the USACE Field Research Facility in the Outer Banks, North Carolina

In preparation for land-based sensor deployments during the 2022 Hurricane season, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted field tests at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Field Research Facility (FRF) in Duck, North Carolina in late March 2022.

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Task 3B - Jenna Brown

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