Presidential Chair for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Faculty Candidate Seminar - Mark Merrifield


 
08/31/2016 - 2:30pm

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR:  PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION



DATE:          August 31st, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. 
                      (& chalk talk 9/1 in NH101 at 10:30am)
 
LOCATION:     Nierenberg Hall 101 
 
SPEAKER:      Mark Merrifield Ph.D.
                        University of Hawaii


TITLE:          Pacific Island extreme water levels in a changing climate

ABSTRACT:
 
Field observations and model simulations are used to assess the physical processes that drive extreme water levels at Pacific Island shorelines over scales ranging from decadal wind-driven variations to storm events.  In particular, the dynamic contribution of surface gravity waves to coastal inundation at reef-protected shorelines is highlighted.   The probability of island water level extremes is assessed as a function of projected global and regional sea-level rise. 
 
 
 
Faculty Host:  Falk Feddersen (falk@coast.ucsd.edu)
For more information on this event, contact: 
lcosti@ucsd.edu
Event Calendar: 
Location: 
Nierenberg Hall 101