What do rising seas and future coastal storms mean for NJ and what did Sandy teach us? Newsweek investigates with the help of yours truly.
Be sure to check out your flood vulnerability with this cool Flood Viewer that Rutgers put together! #njfloodmapper
I was just reading his latest report on sea-level rise in the mid-Atlantic. Such a shame - RIP.
Asbury H. Sallenger Jr., Coastal Risks Expert, Dies at 63
Good to hear.
The data we’ve been collecting has been showing that beach-dune systems that have received replenishment did not have overwash and/or breaching. It was the velocity of water and waves as a result of Hurricane Sandy that caused the most destruction in areas that did not have an engineered beach.
Back-bay flooding is always going to be a problem, especially on the barrier islands, but if the structure is no longer on the foundation, then a homeowner has to rebuild as opposed to mitigating flood damages (which costs considerably less).
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This is the beach-dune susceptibility assessment report for Long Beach Island, completed in 2009 by the stockton crc for the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The model is based on year 2005-data, so the shore protection projects have not been taken into account. Also, we did not model the 100-year storm, since the model became meaningless when applying such a large magnitude event to the storm simulations (similar to Hurricane Sandy) - it was assumed that with the 100-year event, wide-scale overwash and breaching would occur (and complete dune failure). The 50-year storm maximum gives a good idea of where the most vulnerable areas are.
If you’re interested in maps displaying you’re beach-dune systems vulnerability,
Check out the PDF map plot for the 50-year event here:
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Guys - if you’re looking for info regarding shoreline changes and assessments of post-hurricane Sandy, check out Stockton College Coastal Research Center website here: www.stockton.edu/crc
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We’ll be posting info as we collect it…