Presentations and News

2022-2023

Presentations
McElroy, K.*, (2023), “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP).” Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association 2023 Conference. Speaker Presentation, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, May 25.

McElroy, K*., (2022), “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP).” 2022 ASBPA National Coastal Conference. Speaker Presentation, Long Beach, CA, September 13 – 16.  

Becker, A., McElroy, K*., (2022), "The Rhode Island Coastal Hazards Assessment, Modeling, and Prediction System for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Sector." Rhode Island Clean Water Association. Guest Presenter, Warwick, RI, September 9.

Adams, S.* (Moderator), Ginis, I., Potts, A., Patenaude, B., (2022), “Implementing the Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis Modeling Program (RI-CHAMP)”, 2022 RI Annual Preparedness Conference. Panel Discussion, East Providence, RI, August 12.  

McElroy, K.*, Damon, C., Becker, A. (PI), Ginis, I., Stempel, P., Mandeville, A., Hallisey, N.*, Adams, S.*, Rubinoff, P. (2022). “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP).” Poster Presentation at ESRI User Conference, San Diego, CA, July 11 – 15.  

Adams, S.*, McElroy, K.*, Becker, A. (PI), (2022). “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System.” Guest Presenters for LEPC2: Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting on 6/14/2022. Providence, RI.

News
URI oceanography professor’s computer modeling system to help keep R.I. officials ahead of strong storms, URI Rhody Today, June 28, 2023

Climate changes will bring fiercer storms to RI. Are we prepared? | Opinion, Providence Journal, June 11, 2023

RI-CHAMP Makes Storm Impact Modeling Simple. Coastal Resilience Center: A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, June, 2023

Noreaster Research Project for Acadia National Park, National Park Service, December 2022. 

Superstorm Sandy Showed Ocean State What Future Storms Could Look Like, ecoRI News, November 3, 2022.

URI researcher: Hurricanes getting easier to predict, The Public’s Radio, October 25, 2022.

URI Prof. Isaac Ginis’ team is making dramatic improvements in storm damage prediction, URI Rhody Today, September 28, 2022.

From Severe Drought to Severe Flooding in One Day, GoLocalProv, September 6, 2022.

Actionable Information: Isaac Ginis’ team is making dramatic improvements in storm-damage prediction. Aboard GSO Magazine, Spring, 2022.

One woman's amazing effort to help coastal communities defend themselves from rising seas. The Providence Journal, April 15, 2022.

Rhode Island Coastal Hazards, Analysis, Modeling, & Prediction (RI-CHAMP), Momentum: Research & Innovation, University of Rhode Island, Spring 2022.

Knowing What's Possible: A doctoral student is pioneering a model for simulating the fury of hurricanes, Aboard GSO Magazine, Spring, 2022.

2020-2021

Presentations
Jisan, M.A.*, Ginis, I., (2021). "Application of a Hurricane Boundary Layer Model for Improved Surface Wind Forecast." Coastal Resilience Center Annual Meeting, April 21-22.

Crowley, D.*, Ginis, I., Ullman, D., (2021). "Numerical Modeling to Assess the Changing Coastal Risks from Nor’easters with Sea Level Rise in New England." Coastal Resilience Center Annual Meeting, April 21-22. Video.

McElroy, K.*, Adams, S.*, Hallisey, N.*, Becker, A., Rubinoff, P., (2021). "Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RICHAMP)." Coastal Resilience Center Annual Meeting, April 21-22.

Borrelli, L., Jisan, M.A.*, Ginis, I., Babson, A.L., Stempel, P., (2020). "Modeling Increased Impacts of Nor'Easters Due to Sea Level Rise in Coastal New England Parks."  AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 1-17.

Ginis, I., Stempel, P., Babson A.L., (2020). "Advancing modeling and impact analysis tools for assessing Nor’easter vulnerability for New England parks amplified under the changing climate." The National Coastal and Estuarine Summit, Sep 29-Oct 1.

Ginis, I., Becker, A., (2020). "Rhode Island Hazard and Impact Modeling System for Emergency Management: Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER)." Narragansett, RI, August 4.

Becker, A., Rubinoff, P., Stempel, P., Ginis, I., Adams, S.*, Hallisey, N.*, Kalaidjian, E.*, (2020) Hazard Consequence Threshold Models for Emergency Management and Response Decision Making. Natural Hazards Center Researchers Meeting, Boulder, CO, July 15-16.

Stempel, P., (2020). “Adaptation of low-lying neighborhoods in Portsmouth, RI. USA.” International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC), Redlands, CA. February 22–24.

Chen, X.*, Ginis, I., Hara, T., (2020). "Numerical Study of Wind Stress in Coastal Water Under a Tropical Cyclone." Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 16-21.

Hara T., Chen, X.*, Ginis, I., (2020)."Impact of Shoaling Wind Waves on Drag Coefficient in Finite Depth." Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 16-21.

News
Westerly pilot study helps develop new models to predict storms’ impacts on infrastructure by The Westerly Sun (10.7.20).

Impacts of COVID-19 on hurricane preparedness by Columbia University School of Journalism Uptown Radio (4.3.20).

2019

Presentations
Becker, A., Rubinoff, P., Ginis, I., Adams, S.*, (2019). "Hazard Consequence Threshold Models for Emergency Management and Response Decision Making." FEMA Region 1, Boston, MA, December 18.

Huang, W., Teng, F., Ginis, I., Ullman, D., (2019). "Rainfall Runoff and Flood Simulations for Hurricane Impacts on Woonasquatucket River, USA." 8th International Conference on Civil Engineering (ICCEN), Paris, France, November 19-20.

Becker, A., (2019). “Hazard Consequence Threshold Models for Emergency Management and Response Decision Making.” Climate Adaptation and Resilience Information Sharing Group (CARIS), Sept. 13.

Becker, A. (2019). “Coastal Hazard Impact Assessment.” Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice Lead, CW Guidance Program US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Washington, DC, Sept. 11.

Ginis, I., Ma, Il-K., (2019) "Impact of Warm-Core Ocean Eddies on Tropical Cyclone Intensification in the Northwest Pacific." International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interaction in the Northwest Pacific, June 20.

Becker, A., (2019). "Overcoming Barriers to Long-term Climate Adaptation." Lecture of Opportunity, US Naval War College, Newport, RI, April 29.

Becker, A., (2019). "Climate Risk Adaptation for Ports: Research for Transformational Thinking." UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation for International Transport: Preparing for the Future, Geneva, Switzerland, April 16-17.

Ginis, I., (2019). "Advancing Modeling Capabilities to Improve Prediction of Extreme Weather Events in the Northeastern United States." NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, April 11.

Stempel, P., Becker, A., Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Rubinoff, P., Overstrom, N., (2019). "Rethinking Model-driven Realistic Storm-surge Graphics." Rhode Island Coastal Ecology, Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling (RI C-AIM) Research Symposium 2019, Kingston RI. April 10.

Ginis, I., (2019). "Modeling Combined Coastal and Inland Impacts from Extreme Storms." RI Department of Health, Providence RI, March 8.

Ginis, I., (2019). "Improving Prediction of Extreme Weather and Its Impact in New England." RI Emergency Management Agency, Cranston RI, March 7.

Becker, A., Stempel, P., Menendez, J., (2019). "Visualizing Risk: Dynamic 3D Models of Storm Impacts on Coastal Structures In Rhode Island." Poster presentation at the Infrastructure Climate Network Meeting, Portsmouth, NH, April 4-5.

News
Future Hurricane Could Loop Around and Make Landfall Twice in the U.S., Causing Catastrophic Flooding and Storm Surges by Newsweek (9.20.19).

URI Expert Says RI Should be Ready for Bigger Storms by the Pawtucket Times (9.3.19).

Dorian Could Hit Florida as Category 3 Hurricane - What's Next for RI? by GoLocalProv News (8.28.19).

URI Partners Continue Work with RI Emergency Managers by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (8.26.19).

Rising Threat: Can Providence's Hurricane Barrier Withstand Sea Level Rise? by Providence Journal (2019).

Experts: Cape Cod Should Prepare for the Worst Hurricanes by the Cape Cod Times (8.5.19).

2018

Presentations
Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Hara, T., Huang, W., Becker, A., Luettich, R., (2018) "Developing a Coastal and Inland Hazard and Impact Prediction System for Extreme Weather Events in the Northeastern United States." AGU Fall Meeting, December 14.

Becker, A., (2018). "Stimulating Transformational Thinking for Long-Term Climate Resilience." University of Rhode Island Coastal Resiliency Symposium, Narragansett, RI, Oct. 16.

Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (2018). "Effects of Localization on Perceptions of Storm Surge Risk Depicted in Model Driven Semi-realistic Visualizations." International Conference on Sustainable Development, NY, NY, September 26-28.

Ginis, I., (2018). "Advances in Predicting Hurricane Path and Intensity." Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown RI, September 24.

Ginis, I., (2018). "The 1938 Great New England Hurricane: Looking to the Past to Understand Today’s Risk." East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society, East Greenwich, RI, September 15.

Chen, X. *, Ginis, I., Hara, T., (2018). "Sea-State Dependent Drag Coefficient in Shallow Waters Under Tropical Cyclones." 21st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, June 18.

Nowakowski, C.*, Ginis, I., (2018). "Advancing Modeling of Surface Winds During Hurricane Landfall for Predicting Storm Impacts." DHS Centers of Excellence Summit, May 30-31.

Ginis, I., Nowakowski, C.*, Gao, K., (2018). "A Hurricane Boundary Layer Model for Simulating Surface Winds during Hurricane Landfall." 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 18.

Rosa, K.*, Kincaid, C., (2018). “Transporting Nutrients Northward from Rhode Island Sound Bottom Water to the Upper Narragansett Bay Euphotic Zone." RI C-AIM/RI NSF EPSCoR Symposium. Kingston, RI, April 9.

Witkop, R.*, Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, (2018). “Incorporating Facility Manager Knowledge into Storm Impact Models: A Case Study of Critical Facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island.” Rhode Island Floodplain Managers Association, Smithfield, RI, April 5.

Chen, X.*, Hara, T., Ginis, I., (2018). "Sea-state Dependent Air-sea Momentum Flux in a Shallow Water Under a Tropical Cyclone." Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 14.

Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Hara, T., Kincaid, C., Rosa, K.*, Chen, X.*, Thomas, B., Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, Witkop, R.*, Rubinoff, P., Huang, W., Orr, M., Thomas, R., Thompson, R., Belk, M., Morey, P., Conard, S., (2018). "Advancing Modeling Capabilities and Impact Analysis Tools to Improve Preparedness for Major Hurricane Hazard Events." 98th AMS Annual Meeting, January 11.

News
Hurricane Categories Don't Tell the Whole Story by WPRI (9.21.18).

Hurricane Florence, ‘Just a Cat 1,’ Reveals Flaw with Saffir-Simpson Scale by The Washington Post (9.19.18).

‘Monster’ storm: Hurricane Florence is a Rare Threat in an Unusual Location by The Guardian (9.13.18).

Hurricane Florence first to grow in strength so far north in Atlantic by The News Journal (9.12.18).

URI Oceanographer Develops High-resolution Hurricane Model by WPRI (9.12.18).

New Hurricane Guidance Models Being Developed at URI by WJAR (9.12.18).

URI Researchers Developing New Hurricane Forecast Model by ABC6 (9.11.18).

Improved Hurricane Forecast Models in Development at URI by Providence Journal (9.11.18).

Forecast is For Fewer Hurricanes This Year by Cranston Herald (8.7.18)

2016 - 2017

Presentations
Witkop, R.*, Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (2017). "Coupling Local Scale, High Resolution, Qualitative Data to Interface with Numerical Storm Models." American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Dec. 12.

Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Hara, T., Kincaid, C., Rothstein, L., Hwang, W., Thomas, B., Chen, X.*, Rosa, K.*, Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, Witkop, R.*, Rubinoff, P., (2017). "Developing a Mul.-model Ensemble System for Assessing Hurricane Hazards and Impacts." URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4.

Ullman, D., Ginis, I., Hwang, W., Stempel, P.*, Hara, T., Kincaid, C., Rothstein, L., Rubinoff, P., Thomas, B., Chen, X.*, Rosa, K.*, (2017). "Assessing the Multiple Impacts of Extreme Hurricanes in Southern New England." URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4.

Rosa, K.*, Kincaid, C., Ullman, D., Ginis, I., (2017). "Baroclinic Model of Narragansett Bay Post-Storm Shelf-Estuary Exchange." Estuary Research Workshop: Limiting Factors Beyond Nitrogen. Narragansett, RI. September 13.

Rosa, K., Kincaid, C., Ullman, D., Ginis, I., (2017). "Hurricane Rhody: How does Rhode Island Fare Against Hypothetical Superstorm?" URI Graduate Conference. Kingston, RI. April 8.

Fei, T., Huang, W., Ginis, I., Cai, Y., (2016). "Characteristics of River Flood and Storm Surge Interactions in a Tidal River in Rhode Island, USA." Proceeding of IUTAM Symposium on Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting, Shanghai, China, Oct 17-19.

Stempel, P.*, (2016). "Data Driven Visualization." Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference 2016, Narragansett, RI, June 14-15.

News
URI Hurricane Expert Ginis Builds Models of High Impact Hurricane Scenarios by GoLocalProv News (6.27.17).

Rhode Island Researchers Partner with Emergency Managers for Statewide Preparedness Exercise by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (7.14.17).

Hypothetical Hurricanes: Modeling Coastal Hazards in Rhode Island by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (12.15.17).

Understanding Hurricanes – It Takes One to Know One by Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (6.6.17).

Coastal Resilience Center Project to Utilize Cloud Computing Award to Simulate Storm Impacts by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (4.17.17).

Researchers focus on Actions That Increase Preparedness, Resilience by Coastal Resilience Center (3.30.17).

Center PI’s Work Adopted in Weather Service Model by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (7.19.16)

2022-2023

Presentations
McElroy, K.*, (2023), “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP).” Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association 2023 Conference. Speaker Presentation, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, May 25.

McElroy, K*., (2022), “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP).” 2022 ASBPA National Coastal Conference. Speaker Presentation, Long Beach, CA, September 13 – 16.  

Becker, A., McElroy, K*., (2022), "The Rhode Island Coastal Hazards Assessment, Modeling, and Prediction System for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Sector." Rhode Island Clean Water Association. Guest Presenter, Warwick, RI, September 9.

Adams, S.* (Moderator), Ginis, I., Potts, A., Patenaude, B., (2022), “Implementing the Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis Modeling Program (RI-CHAMP)”, 2022 RI Annual Preparedness Conference. Panel Discussion, East Providence, RI, August 12.  

McElroy, K.*, Damon, C., Becker, A. (PI), Ginis, I., Stempel, P., Mandeville, A., Hallisey, N.*, Adams, S.*, Rubinoff, P. (2022). “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP).” Poster Presentation at ESRI User Conference, San Diego, CA, July 11 – 15.  

Adams, S.*, McElroy, K.*, Becker, A. (PI), (2022). “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System.” Guest Presenters for LEPC2: Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting on 6/14/2022. Providence, RI.

News
URI oceanography professor’s computer modeling system to help keep R.I. officials ahead of strong storms, URI Rhody Today, June 28, 2023

Climate changes will bring fiercer storms to RI. Are we prepared? | Opinion, Providence Journal, June 11, 2023

RI-CHAMP Makes Storm Impact Modeling Simple. Coastal Resilience Center: A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, June, 2023

Noreaster Research Project for Acadia National Park, National Park Service, December 2022. 

Superstorm Sandy Showed Ocean State What Future Storms Could Look Like, ecoRI News, November 3, 2022.

URI researcher: Hurricanes getting easier to predict, The Public’s Radio, October 25, 2022.

URI Prof. Isaac Ginis’ team is making dramatic improvements in storm damage prediction, URI Rhody Today, September 28, 2022.

From Severe Drought to Severe Flooding in One Day, GoLocalProv, September 6, 2022.

Actionable Information: Isaac Ginis’ team is making dramatic improvements in storm-damage prediction. Aboard GSO Magazine, Spring, 2022.

One woman's amazing effort to help coastal communities defend themselves from rising seas. The Providence Journal, April 15, 2022.

Rhode Island Coastal Hazards, Analysis, Modeling, & Prediction (RI-CHAMP), Momentum: Research & Innovation, University of Rhode Island, Spring 2022.

Knowing What's Possible: A doctoral student is pioneering a model for simulating the fury of hurricanes, Aboard GSO Magazine, Spring, 2022.

2020-2021

Presentations
Jisan, M.A.*, Ginis, I., (2021). "Application of a Hurricane Boundary Layer Model for Improved Surface Wind Forecast." Coastal Resilience Center Annual Meeting, April 21-22.

Crowley, D.*, Ginis, I., Ullman, D., (2021). "Numerical Modeling to Assess the Changing Coastal Risks from Nor’easters with Sea Level Rise in New England." Coastal Resilience Center Annual Meeting, April 21-22. Video.

McElroy, K.*, Adams, S.*, Hallisey, N.*, Becker, A., Rubinoff, P., (2021). "Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RICHAMP)." Coastal Resilience Center Annual Meeting, April 21-22.

Borrelli, L., Jisan, M.A.*, Ginis, I., Babson, A.L., Stempel, P., (2020). "Modeling Increased Impacts of Nor'Easters Due to Sea Level Rise in Coastal New England Parks."  AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 1-17.

Ginis, I., Stempel, P., Babson A.L., (2020). "Advancing modeling and impact analysis tools for assessing Nor’easter vulnerability for New England parks amplified under the changing climate." The National Coastal and Estuarine Summit, Sep 29-Oct 1.

Ginis, I., Becker, A., (2020). "Rhode Island Hazard and Impact Modeling System for Emergency Management: Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER)." Narragansett, RI, August 4.

Becker, A., Rubinoff, P., Stempel, P., Ginis, I., Adams, S.*, Hallisey, N.*, Kalaidjian, E.*, (2020) Hazard Consequence Threshold Models for Emergency Management and Response Decision Making. Natural Hazards Center Researchers Meeting, Boulder, CO, July 15-16.

Stempel, P., (2020). “Adaptation of low-lying neighborhoods in Portsmouth, RI. USA.” International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC), Redlands, CA. February 22–24.

Chen, X.*, Ginis, I., Hara, T., (2020). "Numerical Study of Wind Stress in Coastal Water Under a Tropical Cyclone." Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 16-21.

Hara T., Chen, X.*, Ginis, I., (2020)."Impact of Shoaling Wind Waves on Drag Coefficient in Finite Depth." Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 16-21.

News
Westerly pilot study helps develop new models to predict storms’ impacts on infrastructure by The Westerly Sun (10.7.20).

Impacts of COVID-19 on hurricane preparedness by Columbia University School of Journalism Uptown Radio (4.3.20).

2019

Presentations
Becker, A., Rubinoff, P., Ginis, I., Adams, S.*, (2019). "Hazard Consequence Threshold Models for Emergency Management and Response Decision Making." FEMA Region 1, Boston, MA, December 18.

Huang, W., Teng, F., Ginis, I., Ullman, D., (2019). "Rainfall Runoff and Flood Simulations for Hurricane Impacts on Woonasquatucket River, USA." 8th International Conference on Civil Engineering (ICCEN), Paris, France, November 19-20.

Becker, A., (2019). “Hazard Consequence Threshold Models for Emergency Management and Response Decision Making.” Climate Adaptation and Resilience Information Sharing Group (CARIS), Sept. 13.

Becker, A. (2019). “Coastal Hazard Impact Assessment.” Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice Lead, CW Guidance Program US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Washington, DC, Sept. 11.

Ginis, I., Ma, Il-K., (2019) "Impact of Warm-Core Ocean Eddies on Tropical Cyclone Intensification in the Northwest Pacific." International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interaction in the Northwest Pacific, June 20.

Becker, A., (2019). "Overcoming Barriers to Long-term Climate Adaptation." Lecture of Opportunity, US Naval War College, Newport, RI, April 29.

Becker, A., (2019). "Climate Risk Adaptation for Ports: Research for Transformational Thinking." UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation for International Transport: Preparing for the Future, Geneva, Switzerland, April 16-17.

Ginis, I., (2019). "Advancing Modeling Capabilities to Improve Prediction of Extreme Weather Events in the Northeastern United States." NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, April 11.

Stempel, P., Becker, A., Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Rubinoff, P., Overstrom, N., (2019). "Rethinking Model-driven Realistic Storm-surge Graphics." Rhode Island Coastal Ecology, Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling (RI C-AIM) Research Symposium 2019, Kingston RI. April 10.

Ginis, I., (2019). "Modeling Combined Coastal and Inland Impacts from Extreme Storms." RI Department of Health, Providence RI, March 8.

Ginis, I., (2019). "Improving Prediction of Extreme Weather and Its Impact in New England." RI Emergency Management Agency, Cranston RI, March 7.

Becker, A., Stempel, P., Menendez, J., (2019). "Visualizing Risk: Dynamic 3D Models of Storm Impacts on Coastal Structures In Rhode Island." Poster presentation at the Infrastructure Climate Network Meeting, Portsmouth, NH, April 4-5.

News
Future Hurricane Could Loop Around and Make Landfall Twice in the U.S., Causing Catastrophic Flooding and Storm Surges by Newsweek (9.20.19).

URI Expert Says RI Should be Ready for Bigger Storms by the Pawtucket Times (9.3.19).

Dorian Could Hit Florida as Category 3 Hurricane - What's Next for RI? by GoLocalProv News (8.28.19).

URI Partners Continue Work with RI Emergency Managers by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (8.26.19).

Rising Threat: Can Providence's Hurricane Barrier Withstand Sea Level Rise? by Providence Journal (2019).

Experts: Cape Cod Should Prepare for the Worst Hurricanes by the Cape Cod Times (8.5.19).

2018

Presentations
Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Hara, T., Huang, W., Becker, A., Luettich, R., (2018) "Developing a Coastal and Inland Hazard and Impact Prediction System for Extreme Weather Events in the Northeastern United States." AGU Fall Meeting, December 14.

Becker, A., (2018). "Stimulating Transformational Thinking for Long-Term Climate Resilience." University of Rhode Island Coastal Resiliency Symposium, Narragansett, RI, Oct. 16.

Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (2018). "Effects of Localization on Perceptions of Storm Surge Risk Depicted in Model Driven Semi-realistic Visualizations." International Conference on Sustainable Development, NY, NY, September 26-28.

Ginis, I., (2018). "Advances in Predicting Hurricane Path and Intensity." Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown RI, September 24.

Ginis, I., (2018). "The 1938 Great New England Hurricane: Looking to the Past to Understand Today’s Risk." East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society, East Greenwich, RI, September 15.

Chen, X. *, Ginis, I., Hara, T., (2018). "Sea-State Dependent Drag Coefficient in Shallow Waters Under Tropical Cyclones." 21st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, June 18.

Nowakowski, C.*, Ginis, I., (2018). "Advancing Modeling of Surface Winds During Hurricane Landfall for Predicting Storm Impacts." DHS Centers of Excellence Summit, May 30-31.

Ginis, I., Nowakowski, C.*, Gao, K., (2018). "A Hurricane Boundary Layer Model for Simulating Surface Winds during Hurricane Landfall." 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 18.

Rosa, K.*, Kincaid, C., (2018). “Transporting Nutrients Northward from Rhode Island Sound Bottom Water to the Upper Narragansett Bay Euphotic Zone." RI C-AIM/RI NSF EPSCoR Symposium. Kingston, RI, April 9.

Witkop, R.*, Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, (2018). “Incorporating Facility Manager Knowledge into Storm Impact Models: A Case Study of Critical Facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island.” Rhode Island Floodplain Managers Association, Smithfield, RI, April 5.

Chen, X.*, Hara, T., Ginis, I., (2018). "Sea-state Dependent Air-sea Momentum Flux in a Shallow Water Under a Tropical Cyclone." Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 14.

Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Hara, T., Kincaid, C., Rosa, K.*, Chen, X.*, Thomas, B., Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, Witkop, R.*, Rubinoff, P., Huang, W., Orr, M., Thomas, R., Thompson, R., Belk, M., Morey, P., Conard, S., (2018). "Advancing Modeling Capabilities and Impact Analysis Tools to Improve Preparedness for Major Hurricane Hazard Events." 98th AMS Annual Meeting, January 11.

News
Hurricane Categories Don't Tell the Whole Story by WPRI (9.21.18).

Hurricane Florence, ‘Just a Cat 1,’ Reveals Flaw with Saffir-Simpson Scale by The Washington Post (9.19.18).

‘Monster’ storm: Hurricane Florence is a Rare Threat in an Unusual Location by The Guardian (9.13.18).

Hurricane Florence first to grow in strength so far north in Atlantic by The News Journal (9.12.18).

URI Oceanographer Develops High-resolution Hurricane Model by WPRI (9.12.18).

New Hurricane Guidance Models Being Developed at URI by WJAR (9.12.18).

URI Researchers Developing New Hurricane Forecast Model by ABC6 (9.11.18).

Improved Hurricane Forecast Models in Development at URI by Providence Journal (9.11.18).

Forecast is For Fewer Hurricanes This Year by Cranston Herald (8.7.18)

2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

Presentations
Witkop, R.*, Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (2017). "Coupling Local Scale, High Resolution, Qualitative Data to Interface with Numerical Storm Models." American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Dec. 12.

Ginis, I., Ullman, D., Hara, T., Kincaid, C., Rothstein, L., Hwang, W., Thomas, B., Chen, X.*, Rosa, K.*, Becker, A., Stempel, P.*, Witkop, R.*, Rubinoff, P., (2017). "Developing a Mul.-model Ensemble System for Assessing Hurricane Hazards and Impacts." URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4.

Ullman, D., Ginis, I., Hwang, W., Stempel, P.*, Hara, T., Kincaid, C., Rothstein, L., Rubinoff, P., Thomas, B., Chen, X.*, Rosa, K.*, (2017). "Assessing the Multiple Impacts of Extreme Hurricanes in Southern New England." URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4.

Rosa, K.*, Kincaid, C., Ullman, D., Ginis, I., (2017). "Baroclinic Model of Narragansett Bay Post-Storm Shelf-Estuary Exchange." Estuary Research Workshop: Limiting Factors Beyond Nitrogen. Narragansett, RI. September 13.

Rosa, K., Kincaid, C., Ullman, D., Ginis, I., (2017). "Hurricane Rhody: How does Rhode Island Fare Against Hypothetical Superstorm?" URI Graduate Conference. Kingston, RI. April 8.

Fei, T., Huang, W., Ginis, I., Cai, Y., (2016). "Characteristics of River Flood and Storm Surge Interactions in a Tidal River in Rhode Island, USA." Proceeding of IUTAM Symposium on Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting, Shanghai, China, Oct 17-19.

Stempel, P.*, (2016). "Data Driven Visualization." Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference 2016, Narragansett, RI, June 14-15.

News
URI Hurricane Expert Ginis Builds Models of High Impact Hurricane Scenarios by GoLocalProv News (6.27.17).

Rhode Island Researchers Partner with Emergency Managers for Statewide Preparedness Exercise by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (7.14.17).

Hypothetical Hurricanes: Modeling Coastal Hazards in Rhode Island by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (12.15.17).

Understanding Hurricanes – It Takes One to Know One by Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (6.6.17).

Coastal Resilience Center Project to Utilize Cloud Computing Award to Simulate Storm Impacts by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (4.17.17).

Researchers focus on Actions That Increase Preparedness, Resilience by Coastal Resilience Center (3.30.17).

Center PI’s Work Adopted in Weather Service Model by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (7.19.16)

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review for short-term preparedness
and long-term planning."
Wastewater Treatment Facilities
case study
In this case, a customized planning tool was developed to help the Rhode Island Department of Emergency Management (RI DEM) plan for the 19 major wastewater treatment facilities that it regulates.
Westerly
case study
Research in Westerly identified more than 100 "consequence thresholds" resulting
from impacts to
11 critical infrastructure
facilities in the floodplain.
Providence
case study
Research in Providence
identified approximately 300
"consequence thresholds" resulting from
impacts to about
100 assets across
the 45 critical
infrastructure facilities
in the floodplain.
Naval Station Newport
case study
Our latest case study focuses on
"A hazard resilient future for Naval Station Newport
within its coastal
Community: Military installation resilience review for short-term preparedness and long-term planning."
Wastewater Treatment Facilities
case study
In this case, a customized planning tool was developed
to help the Rhode Island Department of Emergency Management (RI DEM) plan
for the 19 major wastewater treatment facilities that it regulates.
Westerly
case study
Research in Westerly identified more than
100 "consequence thresholds"
resulting from impacts to 11 critical
infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.
Providence
case study
Research in Providence identified
approximately 300 "consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts to about
100 assets across the 45 critical
infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.
Naval Station
Newport
case study
Our latest case study focuses on "a
hazard resilient future for Naval Station
Newport within its coastal community: 
Military installation resilience review
for short-term preparedness and
long-term planning."
Wastewater Treatment
Facilities
case study
In this case, a customized planning tool was developed to help the Rhode Island
Department of Emergency
Management (RI DEM) plan for
the 19 major wastewater treatment
facilities that it regulates.
Westerly
case study
Research in Westerly identified more than 100
"consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts to
11 critical infrastructure
facilities in the floodplain.
Providence
case study
Research in Providence identified approximately 300 "consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts
to about 100 assets
across the 45 critical
infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.
Naval Station
Newport
case study
Our latest case study focuses on "a hazard resilient future for Naval Station Newport
within its coastal community: Military
installation resilience review for short-term preparedness and long-term planning."
Wastewater Treatment
Facilities
case study
In this case, a customized planning tool was developed
to help the Rhode Island
Department of
Emergency Management (RI DEM) plan for
the 19 major wastewater treatment facilities that it regulates.