Sea-level Rise and Coastal Hazards

Research Goals:

Enhance regional-scale sea-level rise and coastal nearshore models, develop coastal monitoring systems, and advance general understanding of compound climate stressors on coastal landscapes.   Specifically, our researchers focus on:

  • improving wave run-up models and forecasting capabilities
  • advancing techniques for evaluating beach and cliff erosion and change
  • enhancing our understanding of how extreme storm winds and waves elevate water levels and flood risk
  • improving sea-level rise projections for use by at-risk local communities and decision-makers
  • designing monitoring approaches for informing and evaluating coastal adaptation strategies
Graphic of observational technologies used to inform wave run up and improve flood forecasting.