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Seminar: Dr. Jaap Nienhuis, Utrecht University
March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-CH’s Department of Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences is proud to host a guest seminar by Dr. Jaap Nienhuis. This event is scheduled for Friday, March 4th, at 12:30 pm. This seminar is in person and will be broadcasted live online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 946 8266 2098, Password: EMES22).
Title: The future for coastlines: models vs data for barrier islands and river deltas
Abstract: Coastlines are dynamic and shaped by many forces including waves, tides, and rivers. They are likely to retreat in the future because of sea-level rise, but making model projections remains difficult. There are many model limitations and we need more data to test model outcomes. In this talk I will discuss two models we have developed to better forecast future coastal change, one for barrier islands and another for river deltas. I will also go into methods to test both models, specifically ones that take advantage of available global data.
Host: MASC graduate students