Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative

Gulf Coast SLR Assets

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Databases

  • Coastal Lidar
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Many different partners and groups have contributed to the lidar data collection housed and distributed by this office.  The collection includes data from topographic and bathymetric lidar sensors.
    • Link: http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/coastallidar
  • United States Inter-agency Elevation Inventory
    • Partner: NOAA
    • View a nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data, with descriptive data and direct links or contact information to access each dataset.
    • Link: www.coast.noaa.gov/inventory/#

SLR Visualization and Modeling Tools

  • Sea Level Rise Viewer
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Recently updated to include regional SLR scenarios! Explore how the shoreline is likely to change with increasing amounts of sea level rise. This tool lets you visualize the potential impacts of coastal flooding so you can prioritize actions for different scenarios.
    • Link: http://coast.noaa.gov/slr/
  • Coastal Change Hazards Portal
    • Partner: U.S. Geological Survey
    • Policy makers, emergency managers, and citizen’s access information on hazards associated with severe storms, shoreline erosion, and sea level rise. This browser-based "mashup" provides access to historical data, publications, satellite imagery, maps, and more.
    • Link:http://marine.usgs.gov/coastalchangehazardsportal/
  • Hydrodynamic Marsh Equilibrium Model (Hydro-MEM)
    • Partner: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
    • Couples Marsh Equilibrium Model with ADCIRC to simulate sedimentation and sediment organic matter profiles and interactions with tides, waves, and sea-level.
    • Link:http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=162
  • Marsh Equilibrium Model (MEM)
    • Partner: University of South Carolina
    • A zero-dimensional model that allows users to perform sophisticated experiments and to simulate sedimentation and sediment organic matter profiles in any tidal marsh.
    • Link:http://marsh.baruch.sc.edu/
  • Coastal Resilience
    • Partner: The Nature Conservancy
    • Coastal planning officials use this suite of GIS-based tools to visualize flood risks from sea level rise and storm surge and identify areas and populations at risk.
    • Link:http://maps.coastalresilience.org/gulfmex/
  • MIRA
    • Partner: University of Central Florida and LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
    • The MIRA tool is an interactive map that explores the effects of sea level rise on the Mississippi coast. Using Hurricane Katrina as a backdrop, it simulates what could have happened if I struck in the year 2050 when sea level was 6, 12, or 18 inches higher that it was in 2005.  Additionally, the tool goes back in time to 1960 when sea level was 5 inches lower.
    • Link:http://champs.cecs.ucf.edu/CDSLR/
  • Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Support user undertaking a community-based approach to assessing coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities by providing maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding.
    • Link:http://www.coast.noaa.gov/floodexposure/#/splash
  • SLAMM-VIEW 2.0
    • Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • View or interact with browser-based map projects generated by the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM).
    • Link:www.slammview.org

Current Trends and Community Planning

  • Sea-level rise modeling handbook: Resource guide for coastal land managers, engineers, and scientists
    • Partner: USGS National Wetlands Research Center and DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
    • Contains information on the processes of sea-level rise, information on different sea-level rise models and tools, and a list of existing tools and models.
    • Link:http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp1815
  • Inundation Analysis Tool
    • Partner: NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
    • Coastal managers can query observations of select tidal gauges to find out how often and for how long local tides reached a specified elevation throughout their history.
    • Link:http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundation/
  • Sea-Level Change Curve Calculator
    • Partner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Get estimated rates of sea level change for any location along the U.S. ocean coast by selecting the closest NOAA tide gauge to the location of interest.
    • Link:www.corpsclimate.us/ccaceslcurves.cfm
  • Sea Level Trends
    • Partner: NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
    • View regional trends showing the direction and magnitude of sea level change at 240 sites around the world. Click any site for a detailed time-series graph and the long-term linear trend.
    • Link:http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.html
  • Surging Seas Sea Level Rise Analysis
    • Host: Climate Central
    • View threats from sea level rise and storm surge for any coastal town or city in the contiguous United States. The site's Risk Finder interface offers additional analyses for selected states.
    • Link:http://sealevel.climatecentral.org