As a result from climate change the sea level will rise in two different ways, first by the melting of land-based glaciers and second by the thermal expansion of the oceans. Additionally, geologic forces cause land upwelling and subsidence. On top of the sea level risestorms cause additional sea level surges, and as storm intiensities increase so also may storm surges. This webinar will present the latest data from NOAA projecting sea level rises througout the Congy and also strategies for estimating storm surges.
The webianr will discuss the various adaptation approaches being used by different jurisdictions in the Hampton Roads Virginia area. The Hampton Roads region is critical for National Defense and will be one of the areas which willbe most affected by sea level rise, not only due to climate change but also due to geologic subsudence and storm surges from Altlantic tropical storms. The webinar will also discuss all the different strategies being pursued by the 16 communties in the Hampton Roads Planning District.