Preserving a Flood of Data: Hurricane Harvey 2017 Data Archive
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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was among the busiest on record, producing 18 tropical depressions, 18 tropical storms, 10 hurricanes that occurred in succession, and 23 separate landfalls by Atlantic named storms. Six of the ten hurricanes further strengthened into major hurricanes. Three of these were Harvey (TX-LA-MS), Irma (FL-GA-NC), and Maria (Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands). These three were so devastating, and so close to each other in time, that the National Science Foundation (NSF) urged the research community to apply for NSF RAPID grants to study these hurricanes and their impacts, to better understand how these occurred. A team led by David Tarboton, David Maidment, Jerad Bales, and Ray Idaszak received funds  to build a storm and flood data archive for Harvey and Irma, to be housed on HydroShare, and managed by CUAHSI. The project period is from October 2017 to September 2018. This presentation summarizes work to date (April 2018) on the Harvey part of the collection.
The downloadable datasets are accessed via HydroShare. Some large datasets are hosted on RENCI iRODS and the Univ of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) facilities.
- Use the Hurricane Harvey 2017 Story Map  for contextual access to the data, via links in the side panel on each tab.
- For file browser access to the archive, visit the Hurricanes data collection on HydroShare .
- Visit the CUAHSI project page  to learn more about the project, and for access to Irma and Maria data.
 NSF RAPID Grant [https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1761673]
 Hurricane Harvey 2017 Story Map [http://arcg.is/001jje]
[3 Hurricane collection root on HydroShare [https://www.hydroshare.org/resource/2836494ee75e43a9bfb647b37260e461/]
 CUAHSI project landing page [https://www.cuahsi.org/projects/hurricanes-2017-data-archive]
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This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
|Agency Name||Award Title||Award Number|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||RAPID Award "Archiving and Enabling Community Access to Data from Recent US Hurricanes"||1761673|
|US Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)|
|Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)|
|David Maidment||University of Texas at Austin|
|Harry Evans||University of Texas at Austin|
|Michael Ouimet||Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)|
|Martin Seul||CUAHSI||Massachusetts, US||(339) 933-4656|
|Anthony Michael Castronova||CUAHSI||MA, US||3399334127|
|Ray Idaszak||RENCI; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||NC, US|
|David Tarboton||Utah State University||Utah, US||4357973172||ORCID|
|Erika Boghici||UT Austin Center for Water and the Environment|
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