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  • Atmosphere
  • Waves
  • Nearshore
        Dynamics
  • Circulation &
        Storm Surge
  • Climate & Risk
        Dynamics
  • Test &
        Evaluation
  • System
        Integration
  • PROJECT OBJECTIVES

    Develop, verify, and apply a physics based coastal and estuarine simulation and prediction capability with emphasis on storm-driven events.
  • Develop an Improved Hurricane model
  • Improve coastal risk assessment technology
  • Implement a wave model with improved shallow water physics
  • Develop an improved 3D circulation (initially barotropic) surge model
  • Develop an improved nearshore morphology evolution model
  • Implement efficient 2-way model coupling
  • Demonstrate predictive skill with long-term instrumented test beds
  • Maintain/improve community coordination with ONR, USGS, FEMA, and NOAA