Research collaboration works toward timely coastal flood adaptation

phys.org | 10/1/2018 | Staff
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A research collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington and NIWA is working towards a better method for adapting to coastal flooding as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change.

The research, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, outlines a system of "signals" and "triggers" that will warn communities when to act to avoid flooding from sea-level rise.

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This new research is part of a project led by Dr. Judy Lawrence from Victoria University of Wellington's Climate Change Research Institute, with NIWA and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research.

Dr. Scott Stephens and Dr. Rob Bell at NIWA with Dr. Lawrence have designed a system for monitoring how frequently storm tides will flood coastal areas on the back of rising sea level. It uses sea-level measurements to date and sea-level rise projections to better pinpoint when storm-tide flooding events will occur too often. The researchers say their system covers a range...
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