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Chances of Overtopping the Proposed Staten Island Levees

I was interviewed the other day for a 5-minute radio news clip and written article by Matthew Schuerman of WNYC, on the Corps of Engineers plans for protecting Staten Island’s low-lying southeastern neighborhoods from flooding.  A big question was whether the Corps’ planning … Continue reading

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Coastal Flood and Wave Forecast for the Blizzard

In a prior post, I laid out the dangers of combined ice, snow and storm surge flooding.  It is a potentially catastrophic risk, as exemplified by the Blizzard of ’78 in New England.  But fortunately, it’s very rare and perhaps … Continue reading

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Resilience Concepts Behind Living Breakwaters

I was asked by an intern at City Atlas, Travis Gonzales, to answer his well-posed questions on our winning Rebuild By Design entry, Living Breakwaters, and here is that Q&A, which I think gets addresses some important aspects of the concept. … Continue reading

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Irene Update: Friday 6pm, Glimmers of Good News

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go to the front page SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] There is finally a forecast with some good news to share regarding Hurricane Irene.  Today, Irene weakened a … Continue reading

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Irene Forecast: 7am Friday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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Irene forecast: 11pm Thursday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This evening, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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Irene Update: 11am Thursday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has deteriorated for New York and New Jersey interests.  … Continue reading

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Can NYC Beaches get Swallowed by the Sea in a Storm?

There’s some recent alarming news yet simultaneously comforting news for those in the New York City region concerned about coastal flooding.  On one hand, two geologists have assembled a 2000-year record of hurricane storm surges that washed over the area’s … Continue reading

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The Hudson’s 20-foot Breaking Waves

The Hudson takes on a tremendous load of pollutants due to its proximity to New York City, yet typically disperses these pollutants without severe environmental degradation. Through field deployments on the Hudson, we have observed vigorous turbulent mixing driven by … Continue reading

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