Coastal and Marine Geology Program
News stories for March 2013.
On 2/28/13, CNB-TS* contract oceanographer Peter Howd (St. Pete) spoke with reporters from both the Wall Street Journal and the industry publication "Risk and Insurance" about regional sea-level rise due to changing ocean dynamics and how those regional signals interact with more widely quoted global sea-level rise scenarios. Recently published findings by Abby Sallenger, Kara Doran and Peter Howd identified a hot spot of acceleration of sea-level rise along the Northeast US coast. University scientists have followed up on and strengthened these findings and have unveiled additional interactive mapping systems for visualizing some of the hazards associated with sea-level rise.*(Cherokee Nation Business-Technology Solutions).
For more information on the USGS-contributed work, please see:
Sallenger, A. H., K. S. Doran, and P. A. Howd (2012), Hotspot of accelerated sea-level rise on the Atlantic coast of North America, Nature Climate Change, 2, 884-888, doi:10.1038/nclimate1597.
For more information on the university work, please see:
Ezer, T., L. P. Atkinson, W. B. Corlett and J. L Blanco (2013), Gulf Stream's induced sea level rise and variability along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Vol. 118, 1-13, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20091