Implications of Accelerated Sea-Level Rise on Louisiana Coastal Environments
Natural and human-induced processes have combined to produce high rates of relative sea-level rise and coastal land loss in Louisiana. This paper presents historical trends in sea-level...

Erosion and Accretion Along the Arctic Coast of Alaska: The Influence of Ice and Climate
Coastline comparison on 1951 and 1981 charts to determine erosion and accretion showed that ocean-facing coastal bluffs were retreating while deltas were rapidly expanding. Where the coast...

Redington Shores Breakwater: Beach Response
This paper presents the beach response at Redington Shores, Florida to a detached offshore breakwater constructed in 1986. This paper summarizes the initial shoreline response described...

Beach Stabilization Using Drains—An Experimental Model Study
The use of the drain concept may be an attractive new tool for beach stabilization because it provides an alternative to hard structures and may enhance beach nourishment practices. Two-dimensional...

Climate-driven Saltwater Intrusion in Atolls

Potential Effects of Global Climate Change on the Central and Southern Florida Project
The possible impacts of some potential climate change effects such as sea level rise, changes in tropical cyclone intensity and frequency, and changes in precipitation and temperature...

Oceanic CO2 Uptake and Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations
The global pattern of water column inventories of bomb-produced 14C suggests that an upwelling of bomb 14C-free...

Ice Engineering Design for Marinas
Northern marinas must be designed for the effects of ice and winter conditions. Marina sites, although themselves specific, experience forces and actions that can be predicted and generalized...

Uncertainty in Climate Change and Drought
A series of projections of climate change were applied to a watershed model of the Delaware River basin to identify sources of uncertainty in predicting effects of climate change on drought...

Sustainable Energy Systems: A New Paradigm for New Energy Technologies
The fundamental links between energy production/use and the environment are becoming increasingly apparent. The major environmental challenges of global climate change, acid precipitation,...

Automated Remote Meteorological Stations for Climatic Water Budget Determination at Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA

Sediment Budget at Oceanside, California, Calculated Using a Calibrated Shoreline Change Model
A quantitative sediment budget analysis was made for the shoreline segment extending from 4 miles north to 4 miles south of Oceanside Harbor using a calibrated shoreline change model....

Extreme Value Distribution for Stochastic Processes Subject to a Full Load Climate
Reliability analysis of structures subject to environmental loads generally involves load effects which are properly treated as stochastic processes, and requires determination of the...

The Global Classroom Project

Modeling Future Climates for Nuclear Waste Disposal
In order to ensure safe long term storage of nuclear waste it is necessary to consider possible consequences of future climate change. A program of long term climate scenario development...

Space-Based Control of the Climate
The expected global greenhouse warming of 2 °C may be reversed by a space-based screen that intercepts 3% of the incident solar radiation. Space-based devices may also mitigate the ozone/UV...

An Analysis of the Impact of Weather Variation on Monthly Water Demand
A methodology is utilized to analyze and model the impact of weather variation on monthly long distance water deliveries in Southern California. Monthly water demand is viewed as a combination...

Predicting Effects of Global Climate Change on Reservoir Water Quality and Fish Habitat
This paper demonstrates the use of general circulation models (GCMs) for assessing global climate change effects on reservoir water quality and illustrates that general conclusions about...

Characteristics of Flood-Producing Rainstorms in the Midwest
At the Midwestern Climate Center, a comprehensive re-evaluation and updating of heavy rainstorm frequency relations for 9 Midwestern states is in progress. A special effort is being made...

Possible Climate Change and Its Impact on Snowmelt and Water Supply in California
Global climate modelers are forecasting relatively large future climate change, with warming of 2 to 5°C. These changes, if they do occur, would have major impacts on California's...

 

 

 

 

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