Christopher W. Moore

Research Scientist

Chris MooreMasters, University of Washington, 1996


Office: PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 2063, NOAA Sand Point

Phone: 206-526-6779

Fax: 206-526-6485

Research Interests

Ocean/atmosphere coupling, tsunami inundation modeling, landslide modeling, teaching Oceanography 101 and Seattle Central Community College.

Current Research Projects

  • Community Model Interface for Tsunami(ComMIT) – a project to teach inundation modeling and forecast systems design to researchers and emergency managers within the United States and abroad.
  • Short-term Inundation Forecast for Tsunamis(SIFT) – pre-running model results for both the operational forecast system for NOAA, and for use in hazard assessment and general research.
  • Landslide modeling project – using a simplified arbitrary lagrangian/eulerian hydrocode to model the complex dynamics of landslide-induced tsunamis and their possible impact on the nuclear reactor sites.

Selected Publications

Wei, Y., E. Bernard, L. Tang, R. Weiss, V. Titov, C. Moore, M. Spillane, M. Hopkins, and U. Kânoğlu: Real-time experimental forecast of the Peruvian tsunami of August 2007 for U.S. coastlines. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, 2008

Vance, T.C., C.W. Moore, and N. Merati: Integration of Java/Java3D-based oceanographic analysis tools with GIS. In The 21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, The 85th AMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA,9-13 January 2005

Moore, C.W., D.S. Nolan, and D.S. Schaffer (2004): Coupling atmosphere and ocean models for the study of hurricane-like vortex generation. AGU, 84(52), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS41D-09, 2004