Coastal Changes and Impacts

Storm Surge Hazards

Sea-level rise
Storm surge interpolated by Federal Emergency Management Agency from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) high water marks and storm tide sensors along the south coast of Staten Island, New York. USGS image created by Cindy Thatcher.

The USGS Coastal National Elevation Database Applications Project organized a workshop in cooperation with the College of Staten Island-City University of New York to discuss storm surge modeling and get input from scientists across a broad community. The workshop, held on April 22-23, 2014 on the College of Staten Island campus, is part of a larger project intended to enhance topobathymetric elevation models for inclusion in hydrodynamic models, and optimize elevation data and other lidar-related data for the benefit of the storm surge and wave modeling community.

Link to DOI Newswaves article on storm surge workshop: http://www.doi.gov/pmb/ocean/news/newswave/upload/NW-Spring-2014-09-12-FINALweb.pdf.

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