coastal hazards

Centralizing resources: Delaware Sea Grant researchers develop infrastructure to house flood, high water mark data

Each year, Delaware experiences anywhere from 10 to 35 significant coastal storms, including nor’easters and tropical systems. These storms bring with them the potential for coastal flooding, one of the most significant natural hazards facing the state today.

In 2012, for example,...Read more

Zoomable map for coastal Sussex County - 100 year flood event

Sea Talk Video - Delaware's 1962 Northeaster

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

In March of 1962, a strong northeaster struck Delaware's coast over the course of three days. The storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. Six people drowned, dozens of oceanfront properties were destroyed, and coastal...Read more

Delaware's stormy coast

Delaware's March 1962 storm caused unprecedented destruction to life and property. Unusually high wind-driven tides carried breaking waves inland, destroying buildings and structures that, ordinarily, would have been beyond the reach of the surf.

Telling the story of the storm in...Read more

Delaware's 1962 Northeaster

Delaware's March 1962 storm caused unprecedented destruction to life and property. Unusually high wind-driven tides carried breaking waves inland, destroying buildings and structures that, ordinarily, would have been beyond the reach of the surf. These photographs and the story they tell about...Read more

Optical observing systems for Delaware’s coastal research and management (HCE-17)

Investigator: Xiao-Hai Yan — University of Delaware

Satellite data, both real-time and archived, can be used to inform responses to both acute and chronic...Read more

Extending models of surface hydrodynamics in complex natural and modified tidal marsh environments (RCE-2)

Investigators:  James Kirby and Fengyan Shi — University of Delaware

Delaware Sea Grant researchers are developing cutting-edge computer simulations models of coastal marshes to describe and predict water and...Read more

Sea Grant Updates: Delaware Sea Grant briefs Sen. Carper on recent research efforts

From coastal flooding apps to sophisticated satellite mapping, the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes is awash in technological advances. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper visited the campus recently for an update on current activities in the...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Beach Injuries

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

Delaware’s beaches are a great place to enjoy the surf, sun and shells. But for some people, a trip to the beach can turn into a trip to the hospital. 

Researchers from Delaware Sea Grant and Beebe Medical Center recently found...Read more

Natural Hazard and Climate Change Adaptation Tool Kit for Delaware Communities

Delaware communities are susceptible to a variety of natural hazards. Additionally, communities face an increasing degree of uncertainty related to the impacts that future climatic conditions may have on their areas.  This toolkit was developed to assist communities in identifying planning,...Read more

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