HAPPENING NOW | Hurricane Michael Discussion and Resources on DesignSafe

  1. Dedicated Slack channel for Hurricane Michael (hurricane-michael) discussion and information dissemination. Channels can be joined from the menu on the left in Slack.
  2. Recon Portal category added (2018 Hurricane Michael) and early reconnaisance data is available.
  3. RAPID Facility state-of-the-art portfolio of field instrumentation now available by online request to support Hurricane Michael field reconnaissance.

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This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken on October 8, 2018 shows Hurricane Michael off the U.S. Gulf Coast. (HO / AFP/Getty Images)  

Hurricane Michael Barreling Toward Florida Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael will make landfall mid-day Wednesday, Oct 10 with life threatening storm surge forecasted up to 12 feet, heavy rainfall up to 12 inches and damaging winds. Researchers from the Florida Coastal Monitoring Program are heading into the field ahead of the storm to set up two 15 meter weather stations.





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SimCenter WEBINAR | UQ Computational Advances for Natural Hazard Risk Assessment
Event Date: October 24, 2018

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Event Date: October 31, 2018

A Walkthrough of all Available Options from Analysis to Post-Processing.

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