Coastal Storm Surge Model Development for the Coastal Regions of the Florida Panhandle through Alabama

The University of Central Florida (UCF) will lead three phases of a new detailed coastal remapping study that includes storm surge model development and analysis with the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) and their contractors to cover an eight-county coastal area. The UCF effort will culminate in storm surge water elevation modeling analysis from approximately 600 synthetic storms for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf Counties in Florida and Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama (these Florida and Alabama counties are henceforth defined as the “subject area”). The three phases will include: 1) Development of a Digital Terrain Model and ADCIRC mesh; 2) ADCIRC model development and astronomic tide and storm surge validation; and 3) Production runs.

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