COASTAL HAZARDS @ VIRGINIA TECH
Hazard assessment research addresses the need to understand and predict the likelihood and magnitude of the physical processes associated with coastal hazards, including storm surge and tsunami runup. We aim to improve the reliability of quantitative coastal hazard assessments, including future projections incorporating sea-level rise and climate change. Follow the links below for information on specific projects in this research theme.
Acknowledgements & Credits: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Grant Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Energy, National Commission on Energy Policy, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Texas General Land Office, and Virginia Tech. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of these funding sponsors. Background photo courtesy of Sadatsugu Tomizawa (Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Field surveys shown above above supported by National Science Foundation. Figure (right) of greater New Orleans, Louisiana USA modified from Irish et al. (2014, Climatic Change).
© 2016 Jennifer L. Irish & Robert Weiss. All Rights Reserved.