Climate Change in the Pacific Region
Pacific Region
 

Climate Change Nature Resources and Coastal Management

Presentation Title:
The Influence of Climate Change on Coastal Processes and Benthic Habitats: Past Observations, Present Modeling, and Future Projections

Desription of Presentation:
This presentation will address our current understanding of the role of seasonal (summer/winter) and inter-annual (El Nino/La Nina) climatic variability on coastal and inner shelf oceanography and the resulting geologic processes. This will be followed by predictions on how these processes will change under climate change projections based on past trends and modeling results.

Presenter Name & Contact Info:
Curt D. Storlazzi Research Oceanographer, Coastal and Marine Geology Team, USGS Pacific Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Email: cstorlazzi@usgs.gov Phone: 831-427-4721

Presenter's Biography:
Curt specializes in shallow-water hydrodynamics and sediment transport along rocky coastlines, and has studied systems along California for the last 12 years; for the past 8 years he has been investigating the impact of these processes on coastal ecosystems. His research has resulted in his authoring of 15 journal articles and 4 peer-reviewed reports, chairing 3 meetings, and presenting 27 talks on the topic. He is the coastal and marine geology representative to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's Research Activities Panel and has taken part in developing the past two 5-year science plans for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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Last updated: February 4, 2009


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Title The Influence of Climate Change on Coastal Processes and Benthic Habitats: Past Observations, Present Modeling, and Future Projections
Presentation_description This presentation will address our current understanding of the role of seasonal (summer/winter) and inter-annual (El Nino/La Nina) climatic variability on coastal and inner shelf oceanography and the resulting geologic processes. This will be followed by predictions on how these processes will change under climate change projections based on past trends and modeling results.
name Curt D. Storlazzi
contact_info Research Oceanographer, Coastal and Marine Geology Team, USGS Pacific Science Center, 400 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Email: cstorlazzi@usgs.gov Phone: 831-427-4721
biography Curt specializes in shallow-water hydrodynamics and sediment transport along rocky coastlines, and has studied systems along California for the last 12 years; for the past 8 years he has been investigating the impact of these processes on coastal ecosystems. His research has resulted in his authoring of 15 journal articles and 4 peer-reviewed reports, chairing 3 meetings, and presenting 27 talks on the topic. He is the coastal and marine geology representative to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's Research Activities Panel and has taken part in developing the past two 5-year science plans for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
rec_readings Wingfield, D.K. and Storlazzi, C.D., 2007. "Variability in oceanographic and meteorologic forcing along Central California and its implications on nearshore processes." Journal of Marine Systems, v. 68, p. 457-472.
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rec_readings2 Storlazzi, C.D., Reid, J.A., and Golden, N.E., 2007. "Wave-Driven Spatial and Temporal Variability in Seafloor Sediment Mobility in the Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries." U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5233, 84 p.
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rec_readings3 Storlazzi, C.D. and Wingfield, D.K., 2005. "The Spatial and Temporal Variability in Oceanographic and Meteorologic Forcing along Central California: 1980-2002." U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5085, 39 pg.
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rec_readings4 Storlazzi, C.D. and Field, M.E., 2000. "Sediment distribution and transport along a rocky, embayed coast: Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Bay, California." Marine Geology, v. 170, no. 3-4, p. 289-316
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rec_readings5 Storlazzi, C.D. and Griggs, G.B., 2000. "The influence of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events on the evolution of central California's shoreline." Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, no. 2, p. 236-249.
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