SCIPP Documents

An Analysis of Historical Storm Surge Activity along the U.S. Gulf Coast

This presentation provides an overview on the methodology and tools used to analyze return periods for storm surge along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

SCIPP Monitor: April 2012

In this issue:

  • A Tale of Two Storm Surges: Hurricane Charley versus Hurricane Ike
  • 2012 Hurricane Season
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries

AR Planner & EM Webinar - 3. Working with Emergency Management

This is a presentation about how Benton County Planning Director Kevin Gambrill has worked with emergency managers. Mr. Gambrill presented on a webinar that SCIPP held on March 30, 2017.

SCIPP Monitor: August 2015

In this issue:

  • The Coral Reefs of the Flower Garden Banks: Sentinels of Change in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Betsy

SCIPP Monitor: August 2017

In this issue:

  • Trouble in the Tropics? A Quick Overview as Hurricane Season Ramps Up
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • How Rare was the Houston Rainfall Event?

Climate Hazard Brochure Series - Hurricanes

The United States Gulf Coast is one of the most susceptible regions to the hazards of hurricanes, namely high wind and flooding due to storm surge. Further inland a hurricane and its remnants can produce excessive rainfall, the threat of tornadoes, and cause various other impacts to infrastructure, transportation, and commerce.

Climate Vulnerability Assessment Worksheet

This worksheet was provided in conjunction with Climate Training 8: Climate Vulnerability Assessment Introduction, which is located in the SCIPP Documents section. It was provided during climate training workshops in 2014.

SCIPP Monitor: February 2017

In this issue:

  • Unprecedented 2016 at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • An Ice Age Louisiana Shoreline

SCIPP Monitor: February 2018

In this issue:

  • Big Data Workflows for Data-Driven Tools and Predictive Analytics
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • NOAA's Spring Outlook

Geographic Assessment of Major Disaster Declarations Across the Lower 48 States

This report contains various details of major disaster declarations dating back to 1953 as archived by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With this, SCIPP undertook a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) study to assess weather-related disaster declarations in an effort to understand where specific hazards have occurred most frequently and when.