StormSense

Monitoring Flooding from Storm Surge, Rain, and Tides

The objective of StormSense is to enhance the capability of communities to prepare and respond to the disastrous impacts of sea level rise and coastal flooding in ways that are replicablescalablemeasurable, and make a comparable difference (see figure below). In pursuit of this, the project's mantra is to advance the field of emergency preparedness by advancing research to ultimately help better predict flooding resulting from storm surge, rain, and tides.

Replicability Standard Scalability Standard
Measurability Standard Making a Difference - Goal

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For access to a map of sensor locations and real-time data in several prominent formats for individual gauges, please visit this page or the project web site for a map of our and other sensor locations. More information about StormSense can be found on the project's web site at StormSense.com, embedded below:

 

 

Promenent Project Publications, Presentations, and Reports:

Loftis, J.D., Forrest, D., Katragadda, K., Spencer, K., Organski, T., Nguyen, C., and Rhee, S. (2018).
StormSense: A New Integrated Network of IoT Water Level Sensors in the Smart Cities of
Hampton Roads, VA. Marine Technology Society Journal, 52(2). PDF

Loftis, J.D., Katragadda, K., Rhee, S., & Nguyen, C. (2018). StormSense: A Blueprint for Coastal Flood
Forecast Information & Automated Alert Messaging Systems. SCOPE '18 Proceedings of the 3rd
International Workshop on Science of Smart City Operations and Platforms Engineering, 3(1). PDF

Loftis, J.D., Mitchell, M., Atkinson, L., Hamlington, B., Allen, T.R., Forrest, D., Updyke, T., Tahvildari,
N., Bekaert, D., & Bushnell, M. (2018). Integrated Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Observations in
Hampton Roads, Virginia. Marine Technology Society Journal, 52(2). PDF

Loftis, J.D., Wang, H., Forrest, D., Rhee, S., Nguyen, C. (2017). Emerging Flood Model Validation
Frameworks for Street-Level Inundation Modeling with StormSense. SCOPE '17 Proceedings of the
2nd International Workshop on Science of Smart City Operations and Platforms Engineering, 2(1), 13-18. PDF