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It is interesting to read the responses on this topic. Tom's discussion showing the NCAR image of modeled enhanced hurricane Florence rainfall due to climate change is quite instructive. I like Zimmermann's sentence: 'As an engineer, I am also a scientist.' Indeed, science is the illuminating torch an engineer needs to query, search for and provide solutions. While we may see more sharing of thoughts, I would like to share some more of my experiences – based on integrated hydrodynamic modeling of some aspects of past hurricanes, storm surges and wave actions – interestingly all occurring in the same month of September as Florence.
Following the comments of Chad Morrison, and in line with Alan Nelson's suggestions, I would like to add the following: