PubTalk 2/2011 — Is Our Coast in Jeopardy?

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Detailed Description

-predicting the impact of extreme storms on the California Coast

By Patrick Barnard, USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

 

  • Extreme storms are expected to become more frequent and intense as a result of climate change
  • The USGS has developed the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) for predicting the impact of extreme storms hitting the California Coast
  • CoSMoS provides an increased understanding and prediction of coastal flooding, erosion, wave heights, current strength, and cliff failure along the California coastline
  • Ultimately, the model could contribute to real-time warning system used by emergency managers, lifeline operators, and recource managers

Details

Image Dimensions: 200 x 150

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Length: 01:08:20

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.