A Comprehensive, Process-Based Modeling Approach for Assessing Coastal Flooding and Inundation under Extreme Storm Scenarios
Desription of Presentation:
The USGS is leading the construction and implementation of a robust, process-based coastal hazards model for forecasting the impact of severe winter storms along the Southern California coast. While the model is designed with an operational objective in mind, the model will also be used to simulate coastal erosion, flooding, inundation and cliff failure under a series of extreme but plausible winter storms that will become more common during the next century under most climate change scenarios.
Presenter Name & Contact Info:
Patrick Barnard Coastal Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Santa Cruz, CA
Patrick Barnard is a coastal geologist focusing on beach and nearshore processes, with an emphasis on understanding short and long-term morphological evolution on the high energy beaches of California. He has worked for the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program in Santa Cruz, CA, for five years. He received his B.A. from Williams College, his M.S. from University of South Florida, and his Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside.
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