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The Hudson River Flood Hazard Decision Support System: Accurate Modeling of Flood Zones for Combined Sea Level, Rise, Storm Surge and Rain

Lead PI: Mr. Kytt MacManus , Dr. Upmanu Lall

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

January 2013 - December 2018
Inactive
North America ; United States ; New York City, NY ; New York ; Hudson River, NY
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: CIESIN, working with researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology, applied a storm surge model to the Hudson Valley and developed an interactive map service to enable scientists and the public to view potential flood impacts under different scenarios.

OUTCOMES: Interactive map service; integrated data and documentation.

SPONSOR:

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$291,842

RESEARCH TEAM:

Alan Blumberg, Philip Orton

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Columbia Water Center (CWC)

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Stevens Institute of Technology

WEBSITE:

http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/hudson-river-flood-map/

KEYWORDS

flood hazards storm surge flood mapping sea level rise environmental hazard rain decision support resilience risk reduction flood modeling vulnerability assessment at-risk populations

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate Restless earth