Gulf Coast 2 Study

SCE modeled the effects of future sea level rise on hurricane storm surge and waves throughout Mobile County as part of a much larger pilot study for the US DOT on the potential impacts of global climate change on transportation infrastructure. A numerical model (ADCIRC) was applied in combination with a wave model (STWAVE) with historic and synthetic storms wind fields.  This pioneering study established methodologies that will be used throughout the nation. Modeling results from this SCE effort, done in conjunction with ICF International, were highlighted in the 2014 National Climate Assessment.