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

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

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.

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.

Gulf Coast Climate Information Needs Assessment

This report is comprised of surveys that were taken in order to better understand the climate information needs of Gulf Coast region decision makers. SCIPP conducted interviews that were used to assess needs between coastal and inland decision makers, as well as to identify issues facing states and the region as a whole.

Hurricanes (July 26, 2012)

This is part of the Extreme Events and Hazards Webinar Summaries.

Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

This presentation provides a summary on general knowledge regarding hurricanes in addition to increased impacts due to climate change.

SCIPP Monitor: July 2012

In this issue:

  • Quantifying Vulnerability to Weather and Climate Hazards in the United States
  • What is Dew Point?
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries