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Projected flood water depths on Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2035
End Date
2105

Citation

Storlazzi, C.D., and Fregoso, T.A., 2018, Projected flood water depths on Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VD6XDB.

Summary

Projected future wave-driven flooding depths on Roi-Namur Island on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands for a range of climate-change scenarios. This study utilized field data to calibrate oceanographic and hydrogeologic models, which were then used with climate-change and sea-level rise projections to explore the effects of sea-level rise and wave-driven flooding on atoll islands and their freshwater resources. The overall objective of this effort, due to the large uncertainty in future emissions (and thus climate change scenarios) that is largely irreducible, was to reduce risk and increase island resiliency by providing model simulations across a range of plausible future conditions. This effort focuses on Roi-Namur [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Curt D. Storlazzi
Originator :
Curt D. Storlazzi, Theresa A. Fregoso
Metadata Contact :
Curt D. Storlazzi
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards

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Purpose

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Deltares, and University of Hawaii (UH) conducted a study to provide basic understanding and specific information on the impact of climate change and sea-level rise on Roi-Namur Island on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which is part of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site. The primary goal of this joint investigation was to determine the influence of climate change and sea-level rise on wave-driven flooding and the resulting impacts to infrastructure and freshwater resources on atoll islands.
Wave-driven flood water depth for RCP scenario 8.5+ice sheet collapse, year 2105
Wave-driven flood water depth for RCP scenario 8.5+ice sheet collapse, year 2105

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  • Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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