ADCIRC Hydrodynamic Modeling

 

 

WorldWinds has developed one of south Louisiana’s largest supercomputers in order to run high-end atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic parallel models such as COAMPS, WRF, WaveWatch III, and ADCIRC+SWAN.  WorldWinds has recently designed and assembled a new High Performance Compute Cluster (HPCC) which boasts 865 computational cores with 40 Gb/s Infiniband connectivity and is capable of running the 2.5 million node ADCIRC SL-15 mesh a speed of 100:1.  Since coming on-line in 2010, WorldWinds’ HPCC has run nearly 750,000 jobs.

Since 2005, WorldWinds’ has taken part in several multimillion dollar ADCIRC+SWAN related projects with the task of overseeing the planning and the execution of ADCIRC+SWAN hardware design, installation, and software scripting development.  WorldWinds has supported numerous ADCIRC+SWAN projects by providing expertise in model configuration, code optimization, and troubleshooting.  WorldWinds’ staff has broad experience generating nodal attributes and generating wind/pressure forcing data for ADCIRC+SWAN modeling efforts.  WorldWinds has recently developed StormWinds™, a proprietary analysis scheme that results in more accurate hurricane storm surge predictions.  Projects include:

  • FEMA RiskMap Flood Insurance Remap – Production & Technical Services for FEMA Regions II, III, IV, V, and X
  • BP oil spill movement in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Polder Studies for South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East,
  • Mississippi River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp
  • Hurricane Katrina Storm Surge for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal and SE Louisiana
  • Direct Impact of Mississippi River Gulf Outlet on Hurricane Storm Surge
  • Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Hindcast

 

Sandy_NJ_maxsurge

Map of maximum storm surge elevations (ft.) caused by Hurricane Sandy in south New Jersey.

 

Sandy_NYC_maxsurge

Map of maximum storm surge elevations (ft.) caused by Hurricane Sandy around New York City.

 

 

StormWinds™ developed for ADCIRC model runs.  Please click to learn more.

StormWinds™ developed for ADCIRC model runs. Please click to learn more.