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. & 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): 56-67.  URL

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Boon, J.D., Mitchell, M., Loftis, J.D. & Malmquist, D.M. (2018). Anthropocene Sea Level Change: A History of Recent Trends Observed in the U.S. East, Gulf, and West Coast Regions. Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE). No. 467. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary.  URL

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).  URL

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): 68-83.  URL

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The Marine Technology Society is a not-for-profit, international, professional association. Founded in 1963, the Society believes that the advancement of marine technology and the productive, sustainable use of the oceans depend upon the active exchange of ideas between government, industry and academia. See www.mtsociety.org.

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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. URL