Storm-Induced Sea Level Spikes Expected to Increase on the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Using a new powerful NOAA global climate model,  new research co-authored by AOS Faculty Member Steve Griffies shows that big storm-induced spikes in sea levels will increase in the future from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic coast as warming progresses, but will be driven by differing forces. Stronger hurricanes will be the primary driver for storm surge spikes along the Gulf Coast while overall rising sea levels will lead to more storm surges along the East Coast. The study was recently published in the Journal of Climate.

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