Hurricane Isaac



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Image of Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico at 11:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time on August 28, 2012 taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory

On August 28, 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall in the U.S. as a Saffir-Simpson Category 1 storm. According to the National Hurricane Center Hurricane Isaac Discussion Number 34, Isaac’s slow movement inland resulted in prolonged flooding due to heavy rainfall. In addition, storm surge heights of 6 to 8 feet (1.83 to 2.4m) occurred along portions of southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines on August 29, 2012. Power delivery and transportation networks were the first lifelines to be affected by the storm. Floodwaters remained and power was still not restored for nearly a quarter million customers over a week after Hurricane Isaac’s landfall in some areas.

A detailed Tropical Cyclone Report of Hurricane Isaac can be found in National Hurricane Center's Data Archive, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, casualties and damages, and Forecast and Warning Critique.

Contact: friedland@lsu.edu

Following Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana State University and University of Washington collaborated to collect hurricane hazard and power infrastructure damage data as part of an NSF RAPID grant. The team conducted two days of field reconnaissance, collecting data to describe hazard and damage conditions for the power transmission and distribution systems.
The team collected:
•geo-referenced, high-definition video (nearly 11 hours),
•geo-referenced still photographs (nearly 1000 photographs), and
•written field notes and assessments.
The figure below illustrates the geo-referenced paths taken during the field deployments (more than 350 miles travelled).


Geo-Referenced Paths around New Orleans
Path taken during reconnaissance on (a) 10/15/12 and (b) 10/16/12.


The data collected during the field trip could be shared upon request. Please contact friedland@lsu.edu for more details.

Field

Description

Date Obtained

Reference Number

Reconnaissance video (1)

Videos captured during the first field deployment

09/02/12

01-IS-FIE-001

GPS data (1)

Tracks of the first deployment

09/02/12

01-IS-FIE-002

Photos (1)

Pictures taken during the first field deployment

09/02/12

01-IS-FIE-003

Reconnaissance video (2)

Videos captured during the second field deployment

10/15&16/12

01-IS-FIE-004

GPS data (2)

Tracks of the second deployment

10/15&16/12

01-IS-FIE-005

Photos (2)

Pictures taken during the second field deployment

10/15&16/12

01-IS-FIE-006

Field

Description

Source

Source URL

Date Obtained

Reference Number

Elevation

Global DEM, SRTM, and Blue Marble data

USGS & NASA - Global Data Explorer

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-001

Elevation

The National Elevation Dataset (NED) is a seamless dataset with the best available raster elevation data of the conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and territorial islands

USGS – National Elevation Dataset

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-002

Elevation

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have collaborated on the development of a notably enhanced global elevation model named the Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010

USGS - Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-003

Elevation

Geographic database developed to provide comprehensive and consistent global coverage of topographically derived data sets, including streams, drainage basins and ancillary layers 

HYDRO1k 

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-004

Elevation

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth

USGS – Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-005

Imagery

Hurricane Isaac Response Imagery Viewer

NOAA - National Geodetic Survey - Emergency Response Imagery

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-006

Imagery

Imagery from different satellites

NASA – Earth Observing System Data and Information System - REVERB

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-007

Imagery

Imagery from different satellites

USGS – Earth Resources Observation and Science Center – Global Visualization Viewer

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-008

Land Cover

1-km resolution global land cover characteristics data base

USGS – Global Land Cover Characterization

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-009

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data of Louisiana

Atlas: The Louisiana Statewide GIS

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-010

Miscellaneous

LouisianaMAPis the official mapping portal for Louisiana government

Louisiana Map

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-011

Miscellaneous

Imagery from different satellites

USGS - Earthexplorer

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-012

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data

USGS - The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-013

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data of Louisiana

GeoCommunity

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-014

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data

USGS - The National Map Viewer

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-015

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data

USGS - Other Data Links

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-016

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data

Free GIS Data

Link to source

10/19/2013

01-IS-GEO-017

Miscellaneous

A data source of various GIS data

USGS - Emergency Operations Portal

Link to source

10/27/2013

01-IS-GEO-018

Field

Data

File type

Description

Source

Source URL

Date Obtained

Reference Number

Entergy data

Entergy Flickr

Photo

Pictures uploaded by Entergy

FLICKR

Link to source

09/21/2012

01-IS-ELE-001

Entergy YouTube

Video

Videos uploaded by Entergy

YOUTUBE

Link to source

09/20/2012

01-IS-ELE-002

Report

Situation Report 

.pdf document

Tropical Storm Isaac Situation Report by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability

Department of Energy

Link to source

08/04/2013

01-IS-ELE-003

GIS data

Electric Power GIS Data

Shapefile

MAPSearch North American electrical power infrastructure database. (LSU does not validate or advertise MAPSearch in anyway. All information here is just for general knowledge)

MAPSearch

Link to source

N/A – Contact source for more information

01-IS-ELE-004

Field

Data

File type

Description

Source

Source URL

Date Obtained

Reference Number

Wind

H* wind

Shapefile

H*Wind analysis from 08/21/2013 through 08/29/2013 in shapefile format

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-001

Radar

Radar data sets collected from the NOAA P3 aircraft radars

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-002

Map

H*Wind analysis from 08/21/2013 through 08/29/2013 in map format

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-003

Gridded Data

H*Wind analysis from 08/21/2013 through 08/29/2013 in gridded data format

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-004

Marine Gridded Data

H*Wind analysis from 08/21/2013 through 08/29/2013 in marine gridded data format

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-005

Data Coverage

H* wind data coverage maps

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-006

Flight Mission Logs

Flight summaries and data listings of individual aircraft missions for Hurricane Isaac

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-007

Satellite Images

Satellite images of Hurricane Isaac from 08/20/2012 to 08/31/2012

NOAA

Link to source

01/15/2013

01-IS-HAZ-008

Hurricane Track

Track

Document

The wind center fixes and the track for Hurricane Isaac

NOAA

Link to source

09/30/2013

01-IS-HAZ-009

Report

Water Level and Meteorological Data Report

.pdf document

National Hurricane Center report for Hurricane Isaac

NOAA

Link to source

08/04/2013

01-IS-HAZ-010

Image

Hazards Data Distribution System

.jpg Photo

Aerial imagery of the region

USGS

Link to source

08/04/2013

01-IS-HAZ-011

Image

Hazards Data Distribution System

.jpg & .tiff Photo

Satellite imagery of the region

NASA

Link to source

08/04/2013

01-IS-HAZ-012

Climate data

Climate data – Search tool

.csv file

Climate data including 15 minute and 1 hour precipitation, temperature, climate indices and normal data

NOAA

Link to source

11/27/2013

01-IS-HAZ-013

Climate data

Climate data – Mapping tool

.csv file

Climate data including 15 minute and 1 hour precipitation, temperature, climate indices and normal data

NOAA

Link to source

11/27/2013

01-IS-HAZ-014