Hampton Roads Flood Modeling Applications

2016: Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Hermine

Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA: Street-Level Modeling of 2016 Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Hermine validated via Crowdsourced Geospatial Data and Drone2Map

2015: Hurricane Joaquin and Fall Tidal Flooding

Street-Level Inundation Forecast Predictions for 09/27/2015 with Sea Level Rise App Crowd-Sourced Data for Model Validation in Norfolk, VA (TV Interview)


Additional Modeling Information Related to the Hampton Roads Region

09/22/2015 Presentation to Hampton Roads Emergency Managers at the 'All Hazards Meeting' at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

10/09/2015 VIMS 75th Anniversary Poster Presentation: Towards Predicting Street-Level Inundation: using Operational Forecast Modeling Techniques during 2011 Hurricane Irene

VIMS SurgePrint: An executive summary of services the VIMS Estuarine Coastal Modeling Group provides related to inundation modeling.

Recent Storm Surge and Inundation Modeling Publications

Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., Hamilton, S.E., and Forrest, D.R. (2017). Combination of Lidar Elevations, Bathymetric Data, and Urban Infrastructure in a Sub-Grid Model for Predicting Inundation in New York City during Hurricane Sandy.  Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems. (In Review). Preprint PDF

Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., and Forrest, D.R. (2016). Street-Level Inundation Modeling of Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine and Emerging Flood Monitoring Methods in Hampton Roads. Virginia Institute of Marine Science Department of Physical Sciences Seminar. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://doi.org/10.21220/V5XW2G

Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., DeYoung, R.J., and Ball, W.B. (2016). Integrating Lidar Data into a High-Resolution Topobathymetric DEM for Use  with  Sub-Grid Inundation Modeling  at Langley Research Center. Journal of Coastal Research, SI. http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI76-012

Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., and Forrest, D.R. (2015). Street-Level Predictive Modeling of Nuisance Flooding Verified via Crowdsourced App Data in Norfolk, VA.Virginia Institute of Marine Science Department of Physical Sciences Seminar. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://doi.org/10.21220/V5T59Z

Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., and Forrest, D.R. (2015). Towards Predicting Street-Level Inundation: using Operational Forecast Modeling Techniques during 2011 Hurricane Irene. VIMS 75th Anniversary Research Symposium. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://doi.org/10.21220/V56C7P

Loftis, J.D. (2014). Development of a Large-Scale Storm Surge and High-Resolution Sub-Grid Inundation Model for Coastal Flooding Applications: A Case Study During Hurricane Sandy. Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary.  PDF

Inundation Modeling Animations

2011 Hurricane Irene in the Chesapeake Bay and NASA Langley Research Center, VA