OS021:
Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding





Session ID#: 26594

Session Description:
Although sea level rise is a global phenomenon, the impacts are local, and are happening now. Changes in sea level are impacting communities across the globe on an almost daily basis through increased erosion and subsidence, greater saltwater intrusion, more frequent “nuisance” flooding, and higher storm surge. Planning for, adapting to, and mitigating current and future sea level has begun out of necessity in many threatened areas. This session discusses the information that is needed for such efforts, and identifies areas where improvements still need to be made. In particular, this session invites contributions on understanding and projecting regional sea level rise and variability, accounting for and identifying changes in extreme events, and assessing the role of land motion in future coastal flooding. Other studies related to understanding, quantifying and projecting sea level rise on local and regional levels are also encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Benjamin Hamlington, Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States
Conveners:  Philip R Thompson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Emily A. Smith, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States and Felix W Landerer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • G - Geodesy
Index Terms:

4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4304 Oceanic [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4556 Sea level: variations and mean [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mehrdad Salehi, Sargent & Lundy, Coastal and Water Resources, Chicago, IL, United States
Le Chang1, Wenke Sun2, He Tang1 and Qiuyu Wang1, (1)UCAS University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Key Laboratory of Computational Geodynamics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Roderik Vandewal1, Christos Tsitsikas1, Thomas Reerink2, Aimée Slangen3, Renske de Winter1, Sanne Muis4 and John Robert Hunter5, (1)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, (3)NIOZ, Yerseke, Netherlands, (4)Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (5)Univ Tasmania, West Hobart, TAS, Australia
James D Haluska, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States
Ling Du1, Huangyuan Shi1 and Shouwen Zhang2, (1)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, (2)National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center, SOA, Beijing, China
Thomas Wahl, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, Ivan David Haigh, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Robert J Nicholls, University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, Arne Arns, University of Siegen, Research Institute for Water and Environment, Siegen, Germany, Sönke Dangendorf, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany, Jochen Hinkel, Global Change Forum, Berlin, Germany and Aimée Slangen, NIOZ, Yerseke, Netherlands
Uchenna Chizaram Nwankwo, University of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Stephan Dixon Howden, Univ of Southern Miss, Mandevile, LA, United States, David Dodd, University of Southern Mississippi, Geography and Geology, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and David E. Wells, University of Southern Mississippi, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Hindumathi Palanisamy, LEGOS/CNRS, Toulouse Cedex 09, France and Anny A Cazenave, CNES French National Center for Space Studies, Toulouse Cedex 09, France
Stefan A Talke, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States, Andrew Kemp, Tufts University, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Medford, MA, United States and Jonathan D Woodruff, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States
Alexander Nauels, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia, Joeri Rogelj, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, Matthias Mengel, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Climate Analytics GmbH, Berlin, Germany and Malte Meinshausen, University of Melbourne, Scool of Earth Sciences, Parkville, Australia
Alessandra Burgos1, Benjamin Hamlington1, Philip R Thompson2 and Felix W Landerer3, (1)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, (2)JIMAR, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Hoonshin Jung1, Tim Carruthers1, Mead A Allison1, Dallon Weathers1, Leland Moss1 and Herman Timmermans2, (1)The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Pacific Ecosystems-based Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PEBACC), Apia, Samoa
David P Bekaert1, Benjamin Hamlington2, Brett A Buzzanga2 and Cathleen E Jones3, (1)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Mohammad Keshtpoor, Iacopo Carnacina, Austen Blair and Richard M Yablonsky, AIR Worldwide Boston, Boston, MA, United States
Julia Pfeffer1, Paul Tregoning1 and Anthony Patrick Purcell2, (1)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (2)Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Sanne Muis1, Ning Lin2, Martin Verlaan3,4, Hessel Winsemius4, Philip Ward1 and Jeroen Aerts1, (1)Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Amsterdam, Netherlands, (2)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, (4)Deltares, Delft, Netherlands
Alice Carret1, Hindumathi Palanisamy1, Anny A Cazenave2 and Benoit Meyssignac1, (1)LEGOS, Toulouse, France, (2)CNES French National Center for Space Studies, Toulouse Cedex 09, France
Melanie Becker1, Mikhail Karpytchev2, Aixue Hu3, Clara Deser3 and Sabine Lennartz-Sassinek4, (1)University of La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France, (2)CNRS ULR, La Rochelle, France, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Abdou Khouakhi1,2, Gabriele Villarini1, Wei Zhang1 and Louise J. Slater3, (1)IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa City, IA, United States, (2)University of Loughborough, School of civil and building engineering, Loughborough, United Kingdom, (3)Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Heather M Archambault, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Annarita Mariotti, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, Daniel Barrie, NOAA, Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Jin Huang, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD, United States
Philippe Tissot, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, Anthony S Reisinger, Texas A & M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States and Mark R Besonen, Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Ulpu Leijala, Jan-Victor Bjorkqvist, Havu Pellikka, Milla M. Johansson and Kimmo K. Kahma, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Wen-hau Lan1, Jun-Kun Wan2, Kuo Chung-Yen1, Li-Ching Lin3 and C.K. Shum4, (1)NCKU National Cheng Kung University, Geomatics, Tainan, Taiwan, (2)Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, United States, (3)Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, (4)Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States
Xichen Li1, Jiang Zhu1 and Shang-Ping Xie2, (1)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Nathen Huang1, Mark Huber2, Kathleen D White3, Will Veatch4, Heidi Moritz3, Patrick S Obrien5 and Douglas Friedman6, (1)Washington, DC, United States, (2)US Army Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center, Alexandria, VA, United States, (3)US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL, United States, (4)US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA, United States, (5)US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, San Francisco, CA, United States, (6)Booz Allen Hamilton DC, Washington, DC, United States
Andra Jenn Garner, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Michael E Mann, Penn State University, University Park, PA, United States, Kerry Emanuel, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, Robert E Kopp, Rutgers University, Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Ning Lin, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Richard B Alley, Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States, Ben Horton, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, Robert M Deconto, Univ Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States, Jeffrey P Donnelly, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and David Pollard, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
Saraneh Sou Fitzgerald, Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States, Kaitlin A. Walker, Boston University, Boston, United States, Alec B. Courtright, University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States and India J Young, University of West Florida, Pensacola, United States
Hyang Yoon1, Mark A Merrifield1, Philip R Thompson1, Matthew J Widlansky1 and John J Marra2, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)NOAA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, United States
John Thomas Brackins and Alfred J Kalyanapu, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, United States
Zhuoya He1, Isabella Velicogna2, Chia-Wei Hsu1, Eric J Rignot2, Jeremie Mouginot3, Bernd Scheuchl1, Xavier Fettweis4 and Michiel R van den Broeke5, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)UC, Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)University of Liège, Geography, Liège, Belgium, (5)Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Yifan Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Deptartment of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Union City, NJ, United States, Venkatsundar Ramaswamy, Stevens Institute of Technology, Union City, NJ, United States and Firas Saleh, Davidson Laboratory, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, United States
Tyler Hardy and Wei Wu, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Coastal Sciences, Ocean Springs, MS, United States

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