Presentations and News

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2016 - 2017

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.

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.: Modeling Increased Impacts of Nor'Easters Due to Sea Level Rise in Coastal New England Parks. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 1-17, 2020.

Ginis, I., P. Stempel, & A.L. Babson: 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, 2020.

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

Xuanyu Chen Ph.D. Dissertation in Physical Oceanography: “Impacts of Shoaling Ocean Surface Waves on Wind Stress and Storm Surge” 2020, Primary advisors: Dr. Isaac Ginis and Dr. Tetsu Hara, Committee member: Dr. David Ullman

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, 2020.Chen, X.*, I. Ginis and T. Hara: Numerical Study of Wind Stress in Coastal Water Under a Tropical Cyclone, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 16-21, 2020, https://agu.confex.com/agu/osm20/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/644262.

Hara T., X. Chen* and I. Ginis: Impact of Shoaling Wind Waves on Drag Coefficient in Finite Depth, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 16-21, 2020, https://agu.confex.com/agu/osm20/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/646849.

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

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

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

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, 2019.

Ginis, I., and Il-K. Ma (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, 2019. http://www.tcoi.co.kr/

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

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, 2019.

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, 2019.

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, 2019.

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

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

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, 2019.

Ginis, I., D. Ullman, T. Hara, W. Huang, A. Becker, and R. Luettich (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, 2018. https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/409069

Becker, A. (2018). Stimulating Transformational Thinking for Long-Term Climate Resilience. University of Rhode Island Coastal Resiliency Symposium, Oct. 16, 2018. Narragansett, RI. (I)Peter Stempel Ph.D. Dissertation in Marine Affairs: Depicting consequences of storm surge, opportunities and ethics. 2018, Primary advisor: Dr. Austin Becker, Committee member: Dr. Isaac Ginis.

Stempel, P.*, Becker, A., (Accepted). 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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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

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, 2018.Bobby Witkop Master’s thesis in Marine Affairs: Developing Consequence Thresholds for Storm Impact Models: Case Study of Westerly, Rhode Island. 2018, Primary advisor: Dr. Austin Becker, Committee member: Dr. Isaac Ginis

Chen, X. *, I. Ginis and T. Hara (2018). Sea-State Dependent Drag Coefficient in Shallow Waters Under Tropical Cyclones. 21st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, June 18, 2018. https://ams.confex.com/ams/23BLT21ASI/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/345222

Nowakowski, C.* and Ginis I. (2018): Advancing modeling of surface winds during hurricane landfall for predicting storm impacts. DHS Centers of Excellence Summit, May 30-31, 2018 https://cina.gmu.edu/coe-summit-2018/

Ginis, I., C. Nowakowski*, and K. Gao (2018). A Hurricane Boundary Layer Model for Simulating Surface Winds during Hurricane Landfall. 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 18, 2018. https://ams.confex.com/ams/33HURRICANE/webprogram/Paper339799.html

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

Chen, X.*, T. Hara, and I. Ginis (2018). Sea-state dependent air-sea momentum flux in a shallow water under a tropical cyclone. Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 14, 2018. https://agu.confex.com/agu/os18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/303041

Ginis, I., D. Ullman, T. Hara, C. Kincaid, K. Rosa*, X. Chen*, B. Thomas, A. Becker, P. Stempel*, R. Witkop*, P. Rubinoff, W. Huang, M. Orr, R. Thomas, R. Thompson, M. Belk, P. Morey, and S. Conard (2018). Advancing Modeling Capabilities and Impact Analysis Tools to Improve Preparedness for Major Hurricane Hazard Events. 98th AMS Annual Meeting, January 11, 2018. https://ams.confex.com/ams/98Annual/webprogram/Paper336049.html

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, 2017.

Ginis, I., D. Ullman, T. Hara, C. Kincaid, L. Rothstein, W. Hwang, B. Thomas, X. Chen*, K. Rosa*, A. Becker, P. Stempel*, R. Witkop*, P. Rubinoff (2017). Developing a mul.-model ensemble system for assessing hurricane hazards and impacts. URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, December 4, 2017.

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

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

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

Fei, T., W. Huang, I. Ginis, Y. Cai, 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, Oct 17-19, 2016, Shanghai, China

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

News


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

Uptown Radio broadcast April 3, 2020 (impacts of COVID-19 on hurricane preparedness)
by Columbia University School of Journalism (4.3.20)

Future hurricane could loop around twice and make landfall twice in the U.S., causing catastrophic flooding and storm surges
by Newsweek (9.20.19)

Is R.I. prepared for the next big hurricane?
by ecoRI News (9.16.20)

URI expert says RI should be ready for bigger storms by Pawtucket Times (9.3.19)

Local hurricane researcher says water temp. might strengthen Dorian by WPRI (8.29.19)

Dorian could hit Florida as Category 3 hurricane – what’s next for RI? by GoLocalProv (8.28.19)

URI partners continue work with Rhode Island 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 Cape Cod Times (8.5.19)

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)

Oceanographer’s hurricane models deliver more precise forecasts
by The University of Rhode Island (9.10.18)

Forecast is for fewer storms this year by Cranston Herald (8.7.18)

URI hurricane expert Ginis builds models of high impact hurricane scenarios by Coastal Resilience Center (12.15.17)

Center credited in report from National Academies by Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (11.27.17)

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 GoLocalProv (6.27.17)

CRC researcher to participate in Pardee RAND faculty leaders program by Coastal Resilience Center (6.26.17)

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)

Westerly
case study
Research in Westerly identified 108 "consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts to 11 critical infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.


Providence
case study
Research in Providence identified 302 "consequence thresholds" resulting from impacts to 105 assets across the 45 critical infrastructure facilities in the floodplain.


Naval Station Newport
on Aquidneck Island
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."
Impact of Nor'easters
case study
This case study examines Nor'easters' impact on National Parks.