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Estimating Flood Extent during Hurricane Harvey using Maximum Entropy to build a Hazard Distribution Model

Publication Date: May 1, 2019

Prepared by: William Mobley, Antonia Sebastian, Wesley Highfield, Samuel D. Brody

Prepared for: Journal of Flood Risk Management

Economic impacts of storm surge events: examining state and national ripple effects

Publication Date: May 8, 2021

Prepared by: Meri Davlasheridze, Qin Fan, Wesley Highfield, and Jiaochen Liang

Prepared for: Climactic Change

Assessment of the growing threat of urban flooding: a case study of a national survey

Publication Date: March 4, 2021

Prepared by: Jayton L. Rainey, Samuel D. Brody, Gerald E. Galloway & Wesley E. Highfield

Prepared for: Urban Water Journal

Quantification of Continuous Flood Hazard using Random Forrest Classification and Flood Insurance Claims at Large Spatial Scales: A Pilot Study in Southeast Texas

Publication Date: October 28, 2020

Prepared by: William Mobley, Antonia Sebastian, Russell Blessing, Wesley E. Highfield, Laura Stearns, and Samuel D. Brody

Prepared for: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Identifying the Future Costs of Flooding in the Houston-Galveston Region

Prepared by: Wesley E. Highfield, Samuel D. Brody, Kayode Atoba, and Russell Blessing

Prepared for: Texas General Land Office

Evaluating the Effects of a Coastal Spine: National-Level Economic Ripple Effects of Storm Surge Events

Prepared by: Meri Davlasheridze, Qin Fan, Wesley Highfield, Jaimlyn Sypniewski, Ashley Ross, Sandra Lee, Ted Driscoll, and Bruce Ebersole

Prepared for: Texas General Land Office

Response to USACE Texas Coastal Study

Publication Date: January 1, 2021

Prepared by: William Merrell, Sam Brody, Cherie Coffman, Bruce Ebersole, Jens Figlus, Bas Jonkman, Baukje Kothuis, Yoon Lee, Tom Richardson, Youn-Kyung Song, Robert W. Whalin

Final Report – Ike Dike Concept for Reducing Hurricane Storm Surge in the Houston-Galveston Region

Publication Date: April 1, 2018

Prepared by: Bruce A. Ebersole, Thomas C. Massey, Jeffrey A. Melby, Norberto C. Nadal-Caraballo, Donald L. Hendon, Thomas W. Richardson, Robert W. Whalin

Market Incentives for Private Insurance Markets: Literature Review

Publication Date: October 2, 2020

Prepared by: Meri Davlasheridze, Samuel Brody, Wesley Highfield

Prepared for: Texas Department of Insurance

Coastal Spine System; Interim Report

Publication Date: June 20, 2015

Prepared by: S.N. Jonkman (TU Delft), K.T. Lendering (TU Delft), E.C. van Berchum (TU Delft), A. Nillesen (, L. Mooyaart (RHDHV), P. de Vries (RHDHV), M. van Ledden (RHDHV), A. Willems (Iv Infra), and R. Nooij (Iv Infra)