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Elizabeth Resnick

Supercomputers help prepare New Orleans for Hurricane Isaac - - 5 views

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  • The computer models, which are being run at the Louisiana State University's Center for Computation and Technology, help to inform emergency planners what roads will flood and neighborhoods cut off.
  • They are being used to help determine the best staging areas for positioning people and supplies needed for the recovery, said Twilley.
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  • "They can look down at neighborhood scale and say 'on this street along the levy we're going to have water this high,' and plan accordingly," Dietrich said.
  • Comparing the capability today with that at the time of Katrina, Dietrich said:
  • "I think we have a very strong understanding of how hurricane wave storm develop and how they can threaten a coastal environment."
    the new supercomputer capabilities are much better now than they were during Katrina 7 years ago.  They help position people and supplies in the areas needed for the recovery, and determine which roads will flood.
N Carroll

Hurricane Tracker - - 2 views

    Find Hurricanes in the Atlantic or Pacific with this site. (There are ads on this site.)
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