CoSMoS CoSMoS 3.0: Southern California
CoSMoS 3.0: Southern California
In progress, preliminary data available fall 2015
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 will be available late 2015. Funding provided from the California Coastal Conservancy, with additional support from the City of Imperial Beach and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will stimulate this multi-agency collaboration featuring top coastal and climate scientists from Scripps, Oregon State University, private sector, and USGS. The work supports numerous local municipalities who will use the results to update their Local Coastal Plans to account for climate change impacts as mandated by the State of California.
Model enhancements for Southern California include:
Collaborative Studies: 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.