SLOSHVIEW, a module that is part of HURRTRAK RM/Pro and HURRTRAK Advanced gives the user great flexibility in viewing the
SLOSH Storm Surge data.
to displaying the "raw" SLOSH values, the system also has the
ability to calculate and
graphically display an inundation analysis... which is the potential water level above
ground (AGL). The elevation database used is the 30 Meter USGS National
Elevation Database (NED) while the SLOSH data is supplied by NOAA.
All of this is done on user selectable maps that can be
zoomed down to the
street level. The mapping database includes landmarks such as cities,
railroads, airports, pipelines, power lines... and more.
using the SLOSHVIEW program, the user can
select the area or SLOSH basin they would like to analyze. A larger
scale map will show general
storm surge flooding... in this case a Cat. 4 storm impacting the Tampa, FL
Zooming down further into Tampa provides a more detailed analysis
Obviously a certain amount of care
must be taken when zooming down to very small (street level) maps. The SLOSH
analysis and USGS data is not exact enough to narrow flooding areas down to individual
Finally, the user has the ability to create SLOSH Inundation Location reports
which show the maximum flooding for each category of storm.
Hurrtrak Advanced users have the
ability to display the detailed SLOSH MEOW data! The MEOW data is more
specific than the MOM data in that it can display potential storm surge flooding
based on a storms strength and direction of motion.
HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF THE HURRTRAK ADVANCED SLOSH CAPABILITIES
The sample image below shows
the potential affects of a Cat. 4 storm impacting Tampa from the SSW.
The incorporation of this detailed, more storm
specific data, to the system will allows users to not only do long term planning
but also make operational decisions based on a current storm's strength and
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF THE NEW PAN and ZOOM CAPABILITIES OF
SLOSHVIEW PROGRAM INTRODUCED IN 2009
The combination of
the detailed mapping database, the USGS elevation data and the NWS SLOSH information makes
this a powerful SLOSH analysis tool.