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A High-Resolution Integrally-Coupled Ice, Tide, Wind-Wave, and Storm Surge Model for Western Alaska

Dates

Creation
2012-07-01
Span of project activity
2012-08-01
Span of project activity
2016-02-28

Citation

LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Robert Grumbine, PhD(Principal Investigator), National Centers for Environmental Prediction(Cooperator/Partner), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(funder), Alaska Climate Science Center(funder), 2012-07-01(creation), A High-Resolution Integrally-Coupled Ice, Tide, Wind-Wave, and Storm Surge Model for Western Alaska, https://westernalaskalcc.org/projects/SitePages/WA2012_14.aspx, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5a0aebece4b09af898cb6237

Summary

The western coastline of Alaska is highly susceptible to coastal storms, which can cause coastal erosion, flooding, and have other pernicious effects to the environment and commercial efforts. The reduction in ice coverage due to climate change could potentially increase the frequency and degree of coastal flooding and erosion. Further, estuaries and delta systems act as conduits for storm surges, so when there is less nearshore ice coverage, these systems could introduce storm surge into terrestrial environments unaccustomed to saline intrusion, flooding, or other alien biogeochemical factors.​This project quantified the effect of reduced nearshore ice coverage on coastal flooding. The project developed a large domain tide, wave and [...]

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Project Extension

projectStatusCompleted
parts
typeShort Project Description
valueThis project will quantify the effect that the reduction of nearshore ice coverage has on coastal flooding by developing a model accounting for sea ice, tide, wind-driven wave dynamics and currents on storm surges along the Western Alaska coast.

Budget Extension

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annualBudgets
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fundingSources
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sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds27000.0
year2014
fundingSources
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recipientNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds74325.0
year2012
fundingSources
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recipientWestern Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
sourceU.S. Geological Survey
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fundingSources
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sourceU.S. Geological Survey
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urn:uuid urn:uuid 0e8091c2-5dff-4719-a96b-f7b1294b4f57
lcc:arctic lcc:arctic WA2012-14

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