Understanding the True Flood Risks of Tropical Cyclones

Sep 13, 2021

New research led by IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini, working in cooperation with partners at The Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana State University, Purdue University, and elsewhere, has developed a probabilistic rainfall generator to provide crucial precipitation data for more accurate modeling of tropical cyclones in coastal states on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Within this article Hugh explains the calibration rationale behind the project, "storm surge, heavy rains, and many other hydrologic characteristics, such as soil moisture - all these things compounding combine to tell an important story about what our real flood risk is." Read the full article here.