Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
William J. Pringle
Earth Scientist
Climate & Earth System Science Department
  • Ph.D., Engineering, Kyoto University, 2016.
Current Role
Coastal hydrologist; numerical modeler of oceans and lakes.
Global and regional scale storm tide modeling; physical oceanographic modeling and analysis, particularly of extreme events such as storm surge and tsunami; coastal disaster mitigation; unstructured mesh generation; hydrodynamic model development; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for waves and structural interactions.
Career Highlights
  • Principal investigator: Project titled “Optimizing Ensemble Model Prediction for the Hurricane Surge On‑Demand Forecast System,” funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); project titled “AI-based Local Downscaling of Global Coastal Flood Prediction” funded by Argonne's Seed program.
  • Author: Peer-reviewed publications in the following journals: Geoscientific Model Development; Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans); Ocean Modelling; Coastal Engineering; and Coastal Engineering Journal.
  • Developer: OceanMesh2D unstructured mesh generator; Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) storm tide model; Two-way Coupled Long Wave to Navier-Stokes (2CLOWNS) tsunami model.
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