In recent years, Norfolk has become a symbol for a city that is already battling the impact of sea level rise (SLR). Street flooding during high tides (Fig. 1, left) is much more common now than in the past, and storm surges (Fig. 1, right) are more severe and last longer. Therefore, as part of Old Dominion University’s Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI), CCPO scientists focus on studies that enhance our understanding of the causes of local SLR and improve our ability to predict future SLR. This information can help policy makers, insurers, city planners and other stakeholders who are addressing the consequences of SLR for an urban area. (Atkinson et al., 2013).
Original Publication Citation
Ezer, T., & Atkinson, L.P. (2013). The connection between local sea level rise, climate change and ocean circulation. Circulation, 18(3), 1-4.
Ezer, Tal and Atkinson, Larry P., "The Connection Between Local Sea Level Rise, Climate Change and Ocean Circulation" (2013). CCPO Publications. 123.