Peter Ruggiero and Alessandra Burgos The Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub, or Cascadia CoPes Hub, is a new multi-institutional team funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for five years. The Hub will advance scientific knowledge about hazards facing coastal communities and approaches to increase their resilience. The Hub is working with…
Category: Coastal Hazards
Flooding in Estuaries
The many forces leading to flooding in estuaries…and Tina Turner
Coastal Hazards–Climate Impacts CIRC 1.0 Final Report
Many Pacific Northwest coastal communities have experienced increased flooding and erosion. Learn more.
Recent El Niño Consumed West Coast Beaches
Study finds unprecedented levels of winter shoreline retreat along the US West Coast as a consequence of the 2015/2016 El Niño.
Coastal Hazards and Longer Term Climate Patterns in the Pacific
Quantifying the impacts of climate change on coastal areas has focused largely on the impacts of sea level rise. A recent study suggests other processes, including El Niño, might be equally important.
Reconstructing the Great Coastal Gale of 2007
THE NORTHWEST’S current drought makes it difficult to recall times when storms were many and snow was plentiful. But 2007-2008 was just that. A series of storms in early December 2007 blanketed low elevation ski resorts with deep powder and pummeled the coastline with hurricane-strength winds and surging seas resulting in flooding that closed highways…