Oceanographer presents USGS coastal-flood-forecasting tool

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Oceanographer Juliette Finzi Hart of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center was invited by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide an overview of the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) at the 2019 California Transportation Planning Conference in San Diego.

CoSMoS forecasts coastal flooding under a range of storm intensities and sea-level rise scenarios. Finzi Hart’s presentation, "Visualizing Our Coast Under a Changing Climate," showed how CoSMoS can be used to support local, regional, and statewide transportation planning in coastal regions. She focused on the CoSMoS team’s work with partners to make USGS data easily accessible and understandable. The conference helps transportation decision-makers exchange ideas and learn about emerging trends and advancements in transportation planning from national, state, and local experts.

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