NSF highlights AER research on trends in flooding risk

Dr. Ross Hoffman
February 5, 2013

SuperStorm Sandy was a vivid reminder that hurricane damage is not only wind damage and that surge damage can be devastating and life threatening.

In part supported by NSF, I led a collaboration with AIR-Worldwide and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study how hurricane surge risk to property might change in the future both as a result of changes to sea level and of changes to hurricane tracks and intensities.

Find out more from our journal article An estimate of increases in storm surge risk to property from sea level rise in the first half of the twenty-first century and from my recorded presentation at AMS in 2010 Quantification of increased storm surge risk to property as sea level rises