1. Complete the production of the LIS surge model. Test the model against historic surge values from 1938 and 1954 hurricane. Obtain high resolution bathy data from NOAA to evaluate how such data enhance the models behavoir. Expand the model to all of southern New England/New York (NY not necessary if they are relying on Stevens?). How does this compare to the new (?) SLOSH model that is managed by the NWS (towns in CT at least are use maps produced by the Corps in 1994 - does the NWS model provide better results?).
2. Compare contrast the NERACOOS, Stevens, and NWS service surge models. How do they perform under storms. Test against high resolution bathy to determine if the model's behavoir improve.
A. Consult state hazard managers to determine if there are datum preferences and 'surge' value references instead of the MAT used by NWS. (Could be 10-, 50 and 100 year tidal flood profile values).
3. Re- calculate the 10-, 50, and 100 year tidal flood events. Why are the values developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (2008 technical report) different that the values used by FEMA (at least in CT - that were based upon the Corps Tidal Flood Profiles).
4. Storm Forecast model - Compare the Macoora model to NECOFS weather model. What about the NWS models? The MACOORA model gave the most accurate forecast for tropical depression Ernesto. Is the MACOORA model for southern New England also using a high resolution atmospheric model? Is SUNY atmospheric scientist engaged in this exercise? What is needed to enhance model forecast? The MACOORA model also integrated SST from buoys and gliders.
5. Shoreline change forecasting - high resolution bathy
6. Deployment of wave buoys.