As Tropical Storm Gordon headed for the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines, a version of the NCCOS-sponsored Northern Gulf of Mexico ADCIRC+SWAN model ran in real-time providing storm surge and wave guidance for disaster response agencies.
The coupled Northern Gulf of Mexico ADCIRC+SWAN model (ADvanced CIRCulation and Simulating WAves Nearshore) is a product of the NCCOS EESLR project in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Optimization and transition of the model for operational forecasts was funded, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence. .
For more information, contact Dave.Kidwell@noaa.gov,