Earth Institute Research Projects

A Research and Decision Support Framework to Evaluation Sea-Level Rise Impacts in the Northeastern US: Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surge Projections

Lead PI: Dr. Radley M. Horton

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

August 2012 - July 2013
North America ; Woods Hole, MA ; Northeast United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting research to distinguish those areas in the Northeastern U.S. (~Virginia-Maine) that will experience an inundation-dominated response to sea-level rise (SLR) from those that will respond dynamically. Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) will develop sea-level rise and storm surge projections as part of this collaborative project. The climate science information provided by Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) will be used to develop a scientific research and decision support program

OUTCOMES: Initial sea level rise projections, using advanced methodology based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report and the New York City Panel on Climate Change 2013 Climate Risk Information Report, have been developed for the Northeast United States.