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Facing Disaster: Forecasting and Assessing Floyd and its Impacts on North Carolina
Jeff Orrock reviewed the year of Hurricane Floyd, 1999. It was not a big hurricane year overall in the Atlantic, but very active for North Carolina. Hurricane Dennis was a welcome storm in that it brought 5–8 inches of ...
Welcoming Remarks (Day 2)
Hurricane Floyd Symposium
Back to the Future: Satellite Precipitation as a Tool to Reanalyze Hurricane Floyd and Forecast Probabilities of Extreme Rainfall in Eastern North Carolina
In order to answer questions about how much rain fell during Hurricane Floyd and its input into rivers, researchers looked at satellite, river gauge, and radar data. They took a radar map and put it into a GIS with watershed ...
CI-FLOW: Evaluating and Testing New Technologies for Accurate and Timely Identification of Inland and Coastal Floods in the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse River Basins of Coastal North Carolina
CI-FLOW is a new technology being utilized to identify flood hazards. CI-FLOW stands for the Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning project. CI-FLOW was implemented ten years ago by the directors of Sea Grant ...
Prototyping a Hurricane-Flood-Landslide-Continuum Prediction System: A CI-FLOW Contribution to North Carolina and Broader Coastal Regions
A partnership between NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is examining prototyping a hurricane-flood-landslide continuum as part of CI-FLOW (Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning ...
Charting the Course
Furgione reviewed NOAA’s activities at the time of Hurricane Floyd in comparison to today’s technology and integration. She reviewed the tracks and impacts of the 1999 series of storms—Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene—and ...
Material Transport in Coastal North Carolina following Hurricanes: A Remote-Sensing Perspective of Hurricane Floyd's Impact
A hydrograph of the Tar River depicts an unprecedented amount of rainfall during Hurricane Floyd. This excess rainfall transported carbon in the form of dissolved organic carbon or Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM). ...
The 1999 Flood of the Century: Extraordinary Hydrometeorological Event or Human-Induced Catastrophe?
In 1999 the effects of Floyd, Dennis, and Irene caused unprecedented flooding, but was this a natural event or a human disaster? The researchers examined photographs of the effects of Hurricane Floyd and some other floods ...
African Easterly Waves and Rainfall Variability in Niger during the 2006 AMMA Field Campaign
Dr. Ferreira showed that when Africa gets more rain, North Carolina gets more hurricanes. More than half of hurricanes, including Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd, form as African Easterly Waves (AEWs). The African Easterly Jet ...
Flood Insurance Coverage in Dare County: Before and After Floyd
Dr. Landry started with an overview of how the flood insurance program works. Flooding is a catastrophe risk since flooding events cause multiple losses that are correlated across space; and given the rarity of flooding ...