CoSMoS CoSMoS 3.0: Southern California
CoSMoS 3.0: Southern California
Above: Southern California study area
An updated Southern California project is targeted for completion in summer 2016. Preliminary data from a 100-year storm event and several sea level rise scenarios are available late 2015. Funding provided from the California Coastal Conservancy, with additional support from the City of Imperial Beach, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Tijuana River National Estuarine Reserve, will stimulate this multi-agency collaboration featuring top coastal and climate scientists from Scripps, Oregon State University, private sector, and USGS. The work supports federal and state-supported climate change guidance (e.g. Coastal Commission), vulnerability assessments (e.g., LCP updates, OPC/Coastal Conservancy grants, CalTrans) and emergency response (e.g., California Office of Emergency Services).
Model enhancements for Southern California include:
Partnering USGS projects will use hazard projections from CoSMoS 3.0 to pilot groundwater and socioeconomic impacts investigations throughout Southern California.
Above: A computationally-efficient one-line shoreline model used to determine long-term evolution of a sandy beach in CoSMoS 3.0. This one-line model is specifically developed for century-scale projections in Southern California.
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