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Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) for Southern California, v3.0, Phase 2

May 7, 2018

The Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) makes detailed predictions (meter-scale) over large geographic scales (100s of kilometers) of storm-induced coastal flooding and erosion for both current and future sea-level-rise scenarios, as well as long-term shoreline change and cliff retreat. Resulting projections for future climate scenarios (sea-level rise and storms) provide emergency responders and coastal planners with critical storm-hazards information that can be used to increase public safety, mitigate physical damages, and more effectively manage and allocate resources within complex coastal settings. Several versions of CoSMoS have been implemented for areas of the California coast, including Southern California, Central California, and San Francisco Bay, and further versions will be incorporated as additional regions and improvements are developed.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) for Southern California, v3.0, Phase 2
DOI 10.5066/F7T151Q4
Authors Patrick Barnard, Li H. Erikson, Amy Foxgrover, Patrick W Limber, Andrea O'Neill, Sean Vitousek
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center