Our long-term research goals are to develop an advanced modeling framework that integrates the physical, biogeochemical, and human components needed to simulate and select climate change adaptation strategies that will support a sustainable system.
With funding from the Coastal SEES program, we used a hypothetical storm surge barrier at the Bay mouth and representative storm simulations to study the impacts on estuarine dynamics, fisheries production, and potential flooding risks, with emphasis on feedbacks to the human system.
How will climate change and human adaptation to climate change modify fisheries, flooding, and other ecosystem services in a coupled human-natural system?
- Climate Change and Adaptation
- Background of Storm Surge in the Chespeake Bay
- Influence of Storm Surge Barrier on Vertical Transport Time and Hypoxia
- Influence of Storm Surge Barrier on Residence Time
- Influence of Storm Surge Barrier on Salinity During Storm Surge Period
- Influence of Permanent Storm Surge Barrier on Salinity and Residual Current
- Modelled Tidal Range in Chesapeake Bay
- Impacts to Wetlands and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)
- Influence of Habitat Change on the Biology and Ecology of the Chesapeake System