Sea-Level Rise and Storm Impacts on Our Coastlines

TUE, OCT 20, 2015 (46:47)

Sergio Fagherazzi, Associate Professor in the Earth & Environment Department at Boston University looks closely at our coastlines–their evolution, ecology, hydrology, and the impacts they face in light of climate change and major storm events like hurricanes and tsunamis.

+ BIO: Sergio Fagherazzi

Sergio Fagherazzi studies geomorphology, hydrology, and coastal and marine geology. His research is oriented in three main directions: the morphological modeling of the continental shelf—formation and evolution of riverine networks during sea-level lowstands and subsequent channel filling during high-stands; the study of the hydrodynamics and morphology of salt marshes—observation, understanding, and modeling of creeks and channels developing on a salt marsh surface; and the numerical study of equations characteristic of coastal processes and hydrology—a dynamic model linking phenomena occurring at different spatial scales.

NOVA Science Café
Climate Change
Living With Water