Sites of Interest

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation"

NASA Earth Observatory, "Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms on Earth"

Data Sources

Gulf of Mexico High Resolution Seafloor

University of Hawaii Sea Level Center
Hawaii Tidal Data

Federal Government Repository
Providing public access to federal government datasets. Includes metadata, how to access the datasets, and tools that can be used in research, visualizations, etc.

Bathymetry and Ocean Mapping
IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (DCDB) and General Bathymetric Chards of the Oceans (GEBCO)

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 6-Hour NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data Composites
Plot maps or composites of variables from the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis dataset

NOAA Tides and Currents
Tidal data, water level data, current data, and sea level trends.

NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)
NDBC manages the development, operations, and maintenance of the national data buoy network.

Japan Meteorological Agency
Japanese tidal data.

OSU Tidal Data Inversion
TPXO Global Tidal Solution, Regional and Local Tidal Solutions, ATLAS Solutions, OSU Tidal Inversion software, OSU Tidal Prediction software, TIdal Model Driver

Full Turnkey Mapping Based on Worldview2 8-band Satellite Imagery.

Ocean Data Viewer

Satellite Geodesy
Global topography and bathymetry at 1km resolution.

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Over 400 digital and analog databases of geophysical data describing the solid earth, marine, and solar terrestrial environment.
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NOAA Coastal Services Center Digital Coast
Data sets, tools, training for coast communities managers and technicians.

USGS The National Map View and Download Platform
Topographic base map data and products, including elevation, orthoimagery, hydrography, geographic names, boundaries, transpotation, structures, land cover, US Topo and Historical Topo Maps.

USGS EarthExplorer
Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products.

GEBCO: General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans

Bathymetry data sets for the world's oceans.

Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network (TCOON)
Water level, wind, atmospheric pressure, air and water temperature data along the Texas Coast.

River, US Army Corps of Engineers
Water levels of rivers and lakes. (

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
An internet portal providing information relevant to the sustainable development of the oceans, including history, biology, maps and statistics, climatology and ecology; uses from fishing, shipping and mining to tourism, dumping and marine biotechnology; issues from food security and climate change to governance and human health; and geography.

NASA Hurricanes/Tropical Cyclones
Latest storm images and data from NASA

NOAA Historical Hurricane Tracks
Interactive mapping searches and displays global tropical cyclone data. Users can query storms by storm name, ZIP code, state, grographic region, or latitude/longitude coordinates. Track storms and extract data.

Collaborative Laboratories

Coastal Circulation and Hazards Research Group, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Computational Hydraulics Group, University of Texas at Austin

Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, USACE

Office of Coast Survey, NOAA

Coastal Hazards Center, A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Center for Excellence

Computational Hydrodynamics and Informatics Laboratory, Ohio State University

Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CariCOOS)

The Ste||ar Group, Systems Technology, Emergent Parallelism, and Algorithm Research, LSU

Coastal Ststems Ecology Lab, LSU

National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA

Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study, data sources, documents and reports, and analysis and mapping guidance.

Forecasting Models Using ADCIRC

NCEP's extra tropical storm and tide operational forecasting model drived from our EC2001 tidal model (Mukai et al, 2002)

Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment

ADCIRC model as a real time forecasting tool for the western Atlantic

ADCIRC model as a real time forecasting tool for the eastern Pacific

Hydraulics and Coastal Research Laboratories of Interest

CHAMPS (Coastal Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling and Predictive Simulations) Lab, University of Central Florida

Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University

Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, University of Iowa

Environmental Science and Engineering, Masschussetts Institute of Technology

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego

Naval Research Laboratory

Stanford Flow Physics and Computational Engineering

Brown University Scientific Computing Group

Recommended Books of Interest
The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters
Bruce Parker, Palgrave Macmillan, March 2012

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Erik Larson, Vintage, July 2000

Island in a Storm: A Rising Sea, a Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century Disaster that Warns of a Warmer World
Abby Sallenger, Public Affairs, June 2009

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
John M. Barry, Simon & Schuster, April 1998

The Control of Nature
John McPhee, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 1990

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
Mark Kurlansky, Penguin Books, July 1998

The Last Fish Tale
Kurlansky, Ballantine Books, June 2008

The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
Mark Kurlansky, Random House, January 2007

The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: Assessing Pre-Katrina Vulnerability and Improving Mitigation and Preparedness
National Research Council, Washington, D.C., The National Academies Press, 2009.

Postdoctoral Opportunities
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin

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