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Webinar: Data and Tools for Climate and Flood Impacts and Adaptation Planning
Wednesday, 03 March 2021, 4:00
Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 4:00 PM. Webinar: Data and Tools for Climate and Flood Impacts and Adaptation Planning. Kytt MacManus, Columbia University; Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology and CCRUN; Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society. Sponsored by Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN). More information here.
This seminar will introduce 3 map based decision support tools for future adaptation planning:
Sea level rise and flood mappers typically show static GIS-based “bathtub” extrapolations of how floods or daily high tides would rise and spread further out into floodplains. Dynamic model-based flood mappers have a greater capacity for merging flood water sources, simulating the changes in flooding including possible interactions between sea level rise, tides, storm surge and river flows. The Hudson River Flood Impact Decision Support System is an interactive map application that allows users to evaluate the scale of potential flooding for tidally-affected shorelines of the Hudson River Valley and Westchester County under a variety of sea level rise and storm scenarios. HRFIDSS was created by CIESIN and Stevens Institute of Technology with funding provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The project web page with additional background information can be found here.