Science needs for sea level adaptation planning 19 October 2015

Science needs for sea level adaptation planning

A new paper by Lindeman et. al—supported by the Climate Program Office—performed a synthesis of science needs from coastal communities by reporting on workshops held in Florida, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. The paper, “Science Needs for Sea-Level Adaptation Planning: Comparisons among Three U.S. Atlantic Coastal Regions,” was published online in the journal of Coastal Management on October 14, 2015.

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin 8 October 2015

RISA and Sea Grant team up with states to map flooding during Hurricane Joaquin

From Southern Florida to Maryland, RISA teams (CISA and SCIPP), Sea Grant programs, and other organizations coordinated a rapid response effort to map coastal flooding during Hurricane Joaquin using a new smartphone app developed by Wetlands Watch.

Sea level change and subsidence in the Delaware Estuary during the last 2200 years 5 October 2015

Sea level change and subsidence in the Delaware Estuary during the last 2200 years

New research by Daria Nikitina et al. and supported by CPO's CVP program was published in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. The research examined relative sea level (RSL) rise in the Delaware Bay in a reconstruction spanning 200 BCE to 1800 CE.

Assessing flood hazards on the U.S. East Coast considering sea level rise and tropical cyclone activity 5 October 2015

Assessing flood hazards on the U.S. East Coast considering sea level rise and tropical cyclone activity

A new study published in Nature Climate Change on Sept. 21, 2015, and supported by NOAA’s Climate Program Office employs a unique approach to assess flood risk by combining consideration of oceanographic sea level rise (SLR) and tropical cyclone intensity, frequency and duration into a flood index.

Study Finds New York City at Increased Threat of Tropical Cyclones and Coastal Flooding 1 October 2015

Study Finds New York City at Increased Threat of Tropical Cyclones and Coastal Flooding

A cross CPO-funded study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents evidence of a dramatic increase in the frequency of large flooding events in New York City due to sea level rise and the size and intensity of tropical storms.

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