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Seasonal COSEE: Environmental Stress and Human Migration in Two Developing Coastal Nations: A Comparison of Co-evolving Natural and Human Landscapes in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Lead PI: Dr. Michael S. Steckler , Mr. Leonardo Seeber

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2011 - September 2017
Inactive
Asia ; India
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will add 2-4 tide gauges near areas with groundwater monitoring wells to distinguish absolute sea level rise from subsidence and to quantity the water table. A methodology to map and monitor land cover will be developed using the multi-temporal MODIS. Validation of recent land-sat changes will be done with GeoEye and WorldView-2. This will culminate in the development of scenarios for extreme weather.

OUTCOMES: GPS receivers have been acquired and high-resolution imagery has been processed for four time intervals.

SPONSOR:

Vanderbilt University

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Office of Naval Research

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,714,637

RESEARCH TEAM:

Christopher Small

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Vanderbilt University

KEYWORDS

physical landscapes extreme weather floods flood hazards hazards wells groundwater hazards and risk reduction human evolution

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate