Hurricane "Sandy", October 2012

CEDIM analyzes hurricane Sandy and its impacts

From 25th October on, Hurricane "Sandy" first moved over the Caribbean and then turned in northern direction towards the East Coast of the U.S. and made landfall in New Jersey in the night from 29th to 30th October 2012.

CEDIM investigates Hurricane "Sandy" and its impacts in a near-real time Forensic Disaster Analysis integrating the expertise of CEDIM researchers from various scientific disciplines: Meteorology, Hydrology, Engineering, Geography, Economics, Social Sciences. The results are published in a series of reports:

  • Report No. 1 (30 Oct 2012): pdf
  • Report No. 2 (8 Nov 2012): pdf

Report No 1 is based on the available information shortly after landfall of "Sandy" at the U.S. East Coast.
Report No 2 sets the hurricane and its impacts in the historic context of Hurricanes in the Caribbean and the US East Coast.

Final scientific publication:

Kunz, M., Mühr, B., Kunz-Plapp, T., Daniell, J. E., Khazai, B., Wenzel, F., Vannieuwenhuyse, M., Comes, T., Elmer, F., Schröter, K., Fohringer, J., Münzberg, T., Lucas, C., and Zschau, J.: Investigation of superstorm Sandy 2012 in a multi-disciplinary approach, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2579–2598,, 2013.