A Gharagozlou, DL Anderson, JF Gorski, JC Dietrich, D Ryan. “Developing an Emulator for Morphodynamic Response of the Nourished Beaches During Future Storm Events Based on XBeach Predictions.” ASBPA 2020 National Coastal Conference, 13-16 October 2020.
A Thomas, JC Dietrich, CN Dawson, M Loveland. “Using a Multi-Resolution Approach to Increase the Accuracy and Efficiency of Flooding Predictions.” Virtual ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, 30-31 March 2020.
JL Woodruff, JC Dietrich, A Kennedy, D Wirasaet, D Bolster, Z Silver, R Kolar. “Improving predictions of coastal flooding via sub-mesh corrections.” Virtual ADCIRC Users Group Meeting, 30-31 March 2020.
A stochastic climate emulator will first be developed to simulate 1000s of realizations of chronological climate patterns (forced by satellite and GCM products) to create future storm events coupled with sea level rise scenarios. A library of high fidelity, open source, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic simulations (ADCIRC+SWAN and XBeach) will then be used to develop a surrogate model to predict erosion and flooding for each future realization. Triggers like beach width, dune height, and community preferences will be used to identify how often communities will need to re-nourish, contingent on future climate and sea level rise scenario.
JC Dietrich, DL Anderson. “Sustainability of Barrier Island Protection Policies under Changing Climates.” U.S. Coastal Research Program, 2019 Academic Research Opportunities, 2019/10/18 to 2021/10/17, $226,624 (Dietrich: $226,624).