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Back Toward a Predicative Model of Arctic Coastal Retreat in a Warming Climate, Beaufort Sea, Alaska

Fiscal Year 2010
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Oceanography
Investigator(s) Stanton, Timothy P.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary The goal of this proposed collaborative research between the University of Colorado and NPS is to begin developing a predictive model of Arctic coastal dynamics that integrates retrospective analyses of remotely sensed and on-the-ground environmental data, new observations and monitoring of onshore and nearshore processes, and numerical models that explicitly address the feedbacks between landscape and seascape responses to climatic change in an Arctic. This NPS proposal component will provide detailed wave observations at 4 locations along the Alaska Northern Coast over a three year period. The resulting coastal model will help the, Navy wave prediction and coastal modeling efforts as the perennial ice cover in the Arctic continues to recede.
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