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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 ...
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
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 ...
Home-buyer Sentiment and Hurricane Landfalls
The researchers looked at how hurricanes impact real estate markets and home-buyer sentiment. Sentiment is related to the perception of risk by investors in the securities markets, but is not quantifiable, so the researchers ...
Severe Weather-Related Risk and Emergency Communication in Coastal Communities
The researchers want to learn how people in eastern North Carolina receive and use information regarding hurricanes. The researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with residents, businesses, and local government officials ...
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 ...
Hurricanes and Homeowner Decision-Making
The researchers conducted surveys between 2001 and 2002 that examined homeowner decisions concerning wind damage to homes from hurricanes. They collected information about current mitigation practices, expectation of damage, ...
A Methodology to Inject Sea-Level-Rise-Enhanced Storm Surge Modeling into the Long-Range Comprehensive Plans of Coastal Communities
This project implemented a comprehensive vulnerability assessment framework that used mapping and stakeholder input to create long-range land-use plans that took into account sea-level rise. They compared regular storm ...
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 ...