posted Apr 26, 2012, 11:23 AM by SusanMeredith Taylor
updated Apr 30, 2012, 10:18 AM
Key Accomplishments & Activities
- Progressed with hazard identification, including:
- Baseline Scenario:
- Completed quality control on surge data and resolved outstanding issues
- Generated multi-frequency water surface elevation models and floodplain coverages for 75% of the study area; and
- Initiated quality control of floodplains and production of hazard products, including depth and depth with wave height elevation models.
- 0.2 m Scenario:
- Complete quality control on surge data and addressed issues; and
- Generated multi-frequency water surface elevation models and floodplain coverages for 60% of the study area.
- 0.4 m Scenario:
- Completed surge simulations;
- Quality controlled output, identified several storms with stability issues;
- Addressed stability issues and re-simulated failed events;
- Quality controlled output, noted significant improvement, but identified abnormally high elevations in multiple events; and
- Initiated additional measures to rectify issue.
- 0.6 m Scenario:
- Complete geomorphic analysis, including marsh evolution modeling, barrier island feature analysis, and inlet analysis;
- Performed internal review of products, implemented corrections in inlet change analysis;
- Implemented geomorphic change in ADCIRC grid; and
- Deferred further work until resolution of stability issues in the 0.4 m Scenario.
- Continued documentation of analytical and quality control procedures.
- Progressed on Reporting Viewer and Data Dictionary development;
- Held coordination meeting with Study Management Team and Integrated Hazard Risk Management (IHRM) team to refine final draft of viewer requirements;
- Completed revisions to final draft of functional requirements for the study reporting viewer, and discussed how to integrate detailed data reporting for SLRIS into the iRISK viewer; and
- Continued ongoing revision of database schema to accommodate data outputs.
- Progressed with Future Land Use and Development methodology implementation, including:
- Completed revisions to GIS tool based on feedback from review process;
- Completed sensitivity test to evaluate if results are sensitive to sequence of allocation for residential or commercial development. Fund that the process is not sensitive to allocation sequencing. Summarized results and recommendation in Issue Paper; and
- Ported the GIS tool from Arc 9.3.1 to Arc 10, gained an approximate 50% increase in tool efficiency.
- Progressed with Impact Assessment; including:
- Accepted delivery of conflated building asset data for all SLRIS counties;
- Completed coordinated testing with IHRM of the iRISK risk assessment database and toolset on conflated building data for New Hanover county;
- Continued coordination with IHRM partners to support:
- data for societal vulnerability analysis using the IHRM CVI method,
- application of the iRISK toolset to NCSLRIS;
- Completed pilot impact assessment run on Craven County; and
- Initiated review and check of pilot run output.
- Progressed on the Flood Impact Management Strategies (FIMS);
- Held three coordination meetings with study partner to discuss progress and refine products;
- Completed review of capability assessment for gaps and policy changes since spring 2010;
- Finalized the compilation and organization of literature and research on North Carolina adaptation programs and policies, and case study information for MD, FL, and CA;
- Completed draft documentation on above items and submitted to Study Management Team for review;
- Progressed with development and refinement of the qualitative evaluation framework; and
- Continue qualitative evaluation of adaptation strategies.
- Continued coordination with the North Carolina Integrated Hazard Risk Management (IHRM) Study, specifically:
- Coordinated on data development in support of the CVI analysis;
- Coordinated on iRISK database and risk assessment tool implementation for the SLRIS; and
- Coordinated on reporting view functional requirements and leveraging iRISK web portal to enable data access for the EPA/FEMA community resilience planning study in Wilmington and New Bern.