coastal storms

Coastal Storms Fellow

University of Delaware doctoral student Stephanie Dohner has been selected as a Mid-Atlantic Coastal Storms Program graduate research fellow by Virginia Sea Grant.

Dohner, of Englewood, Ohio, is studying...Read more

Preparedness for Coastal Living

Sea level rise, coastal storms, flooding, property damage, and risks to health and safety are all closely related when living just a few feet above sea level, as is the reality for anyone living in the majority of Delaware. Whether in a beach house or near a creek further inland,...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Storm Surge

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

The driving wind and waves that accompany coastal storms like hurricanes and northeasters can create an abnormal rise in sea level called a storm surge. Delaware Sea Grant is helping communities cope with coastal hazards by...Read more

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

Delaware Sea Grant and partners develop interactive flood risk visualization tool

While Nov. 30 marked the official end of hurricane season, winter and spring months also can generate large weather events — including nor’easters that can bring significant flooding to the Delaware coast.

Historically, winds, waves and storm tides associated with nor’easters have...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Monitoring Delaware's Weather

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

Did you know that Delaware has one of the best weather monitoring networks in the country? With 51 environmental sensing stations, residents are never more than 10 miles from a data collection point.

The stations are part...Read more

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

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