Timing the Flood: Sea Level Rise, Tidal Flooding, & Future Exposure Along America's Coasts
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
OneNOAA Science Seminar Series
July 5, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern Time
Because of relative seal level rise (SLR), frequencies of high tide (nuisance) flooding causing minor impacts occur upwards of 300% to 1000% more often than in the 1960s. Annual flood frequencies are accelerating in dozens of U.S. locations and currently pose a costly challenge to several afflicted cities. This presentation will discuss: i) current trends and patterns of high tide flooding, and ii) when in the future more severe coastal flooding posing a 'serious risk to life and property' may become the new normal along U.S. coastlines under the new sea level rise scenarios.
Presenter: William Sweet is a NOAA oceanographer researching changes in coastal exposure due to sea level rise (SLR). He recently helped the U.S. military assess SLR risks to their coastal installations and led the production of a new set of regional SLR scenarios for the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment. He now lives in Annapolis and experiences SLR effects first-hand.
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