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Future Wind and Wave Projections for the NPS and USFWS-managed Islands in the Pacific Ocean

Dates

Start Date
2012-10-01
End Date
2014-09-30

Summary

Changes in future wave climates in the tropical Pacific Ocean from global climate change are not well understood. Spatially and temporally varying waves dominate coastal morphology and ecosystem structure of the islands throughout the tropical Pacific. Waves also impact coastal infrastructure, natural and cultural resources, and coastal-related economic activities of the islands. Wave heights, periods, and directions were forecast through the year 2100 using wind parameter outputs from four atmosphere-ocean global climate models from the Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project, Phase 5, for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) scenarios 4.5 and 8.5 that correspond to moderately mitigated and unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions, [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Curt Storlazzi

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ScienceBase WMS

Communities

  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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