Climate Change in the Pacific Region
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Climate Change Nature Resources and Coastal Management

Presentation Title:
Geomorphic Response of Estuaries to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

Desription of Presentation:
The presentation presents and evaluates conceptual models of the geomorphic response of estuaries to sea level rise and climate change. The response of the San Francisco Estuary to sea level rise and changing sediment supply will be used to illustrate concepts.

Presenter Name & Contact Info:
Bruce Jaffe Research Oceanographer, USGS, Santa Cruz (831) 427-4742 Email: bjaffe@usgs.gov

Presenter's Biography:
Bruce Jaffe is a research oceanographer with the U.S. Geological Survey in Santa Cruz, California, where he has worked for over two decades. Throughout his career he has focused on coastal geologic and physical processes, ranging from numerical studies of surf-zone sediment transport and hydrodynamics, to the understanding and modeling of long-term change in estuarine sedimentation. For the last fifteen years, he has conducted research on the recent geomorphic evolution of the San Francisco Estuary. He is a principal investigator on the USGS CASCaDE (Computational Assessment of Scenarios of Change for the Delta Ecosystem) project where he focuses on effects of climate change and sea level rise on sediment transport and habitat extent. He also conducts research on effects of salt pond restoration on intertidal mudflats. When not studying estuaries, he studies tsunamis. For the last ten years, he has conducted research on tsunami deposits and their use in tsunami hazard assessment. Bruce received his BS and Ph.D. degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his MS degree in Oceanography from University of Washington.

Recommended Reading:

  • Jaffe, B.E., Smith, R.E., and Foxgrover, A.C., 2007, Anthropogenic influence on sedimentation and intertidal mudflat change in San Pablo Bay, California: 1856 to 1893. Estuarine. Coastal and Shelf Science 73 (1-2), 175-187, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2007.02.17.
  • CASCaDE Project website.
  • Bruce Jaffe's website.

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Last updated: February 4, 2009


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Title Geomorphic Response of Estuaries to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
Presentation_description The presentation presents and evaluates conceptual models of the geomorphic response of estuaries to sea level rise and climate change. The response of the San Francisco Estuary to sea level rise and changing sediment supply will be used to illustrate concepts.
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Presentation sessionb/Jaffe Climate Change Workshop 1_09.pdf