Modeling Team

UCI Researchers Look at Compounding Effects of Ocean- and Land-based Flooding

Aug. 28, 2017
From the Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Coastal areas are threatened by both oceanic and terrestrial flooding, and the combination of these factors is especially concerning as sea levels continue to rise. Untangling how oceans and rivers interact – their so-called compounding effects – is a challenge for scientists and engineers trying to… Read More

Nuisance Flooding can be as Costly Over Time as Extreme Events

Though major storm events like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy receive the lion’s share of media attention for the losses they inflict, new FloodRISE research demonstrates that smaller, more frequent nuisance flooding events can be just as costly to coastal communities. In a new paper published by Earth’s Future, FloodRISE researchers Hamed Moftakhari, Amir… Read More

Coastal Resilience Conversations

PI Brett Sanders, Co-PI David Feldman, and Co-PI Richard Matthew joined guests from Coastal Orange County for a conversation about coastal resilience at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach on November 17, 2016. The researchers shared updated flood risk maps with attendees, which visualize flood risk in new, innovative ways. The updated maps… Read More

Dr. Brett Sanders Presents a New Way of Modeling Flood Risk

FloodRISE PI Brett Sanders joined leading international experts on flood modeling for the 4th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) Congress in Liege, Belgium from July 27-29, 2016 to discuss sustainable hydraulics in an era of global change. His keynote lecture, “Co-development of coastal flood models: Making the leap from expert analysis… Read More

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Bringing Flood Issues into Focus

In its third year the FloodRISE research team coordinated a series of focus group meetings with various community and civic leaders in each of the project sites. Three meetings took place in Newport Beach in August 2015, followed by four meetings in the Tijuana River Valley in March 2016 and four meetings in Tijuana… Read More

New Cohort of Hazard Scholars Makes Waves in Newport Beach

This winter, 12 new undergraduate Hazard Scholars joined the FloodRISE project to support Modeling Team research in Newport Beach. This group of undergraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering students are improving the quality of FloodRISE models by taking detailed geographic measurements of vulnerable infrastructure and rapidly changing beaches along Balboa Peninsula. The students had the… Read More