Envisioning Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge and Sea-Level Rise: Visualizing Storm Surge

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In this exercise you will work with storm surge forecast data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) map services as well as data that has been downloaded. You will experiment displaying the data in a number of ways to help communicate the risk of storm surge. You will then create a 3D scene for Tybee Island in Georgia and display the storm surge alongside realistic looking buildings to better understand the impact from flooding.

Technical skills you will learn:

  • Add NOAA SLOSH model data to ArcGIS Pro from AGOL.
  • Mapping surge using different display methods.
  • Mapping the landscape on Tybee Island.
  • Publish the 3D data to AGOL.

This exercise was developed for the NCAR GIS Program BRIGHTE Workshop : Envisioning risk of hurricane storm surge and sea-level rise that took place the summer of  2019 and the summer of 2020.

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Jennifer Boehnert, National Center for Atmospheric Research

J. Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Patricia Carbajales, Clemson University

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