Sea Level Rise Articles

  1. Report from the National Research Council (NRC) in 2012 titled “Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future"
  2. Guidance document from the California Coastal Commission (CCC) in 2015 titled “Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance: Interpretive Guidelines for Addressing Sea Level Rise in Local Coastal Programs and Coastal Development Permits”
  3. Presentation from Dr. Patrick Barnard, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, in 2015 titled “Projecting 21st Century Coastal Vulnerability for Southern California using the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS)”
  4. Report from Stanford Law in 2015 titled “California Coastal Armoring Report: Managing Coastal Armoring and Climate Change Adaptation in the 21st Century”
  5. Summary report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014 that provides an integrated review of climate change for policymakers as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The report addresses the following topics: observed changes and their causes; future climate change, risks, and impacts; future pathways for adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development; and adaptation and mitigation
  6. Educational document from the Surfrider Foundation titled “Dynamics of Beaches Made Easy” that describes the basics of sand supply and coastal armoring
  7. Article from Megan Herzog and Sean Hecht of UCLA Law in 2013 titled “Combatting Sea-Level Rise in Southern California: How Local Governments Can Seize Adaptation Opportunities While Minimizing Legal Risk”
  8. Report from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability in 2012 titled “Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy for San Diego Bay”
  9. Report from The San Diego Foundation in 2008 titled “Regional Focus 2050 Study: Climate Change Related Impacts in the San Diego Region by 2050”
  10. Summary of the TSDF Focus 2050 Report titled “San Diego’s Changing Climate: A Regional Wake-up Call”
  11. Report from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) in 2013 titled “San Diego Region Coastal Sea Level Rise Analysis”
  12. Report from North County Transit District (NCTD) in 2004 titled “Evaluation of Existing Seawalls [in Del Mar]”
  13. Report from the SIO Integrative Oceanography Division in 2009 titled “Comparison of Short-term Seacliff Retreat Measurement Methods in Del Mar, California”
  14. Article from Dr. Peter Bromirski of Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) in 2011 titled “Dynamic Suppression of Sea Level Rise Along the Pacific Coast of North America: Indications for Imminent Acceleration”
  15. Report from Climate Ready Estuaries in 2011 titled “Rolling Easements” that discusses strategies to provide inland migration of beaches and wetlands
  16. Matrix from Dr. Lesley Ewing at CCC and Dr. Ron Flick in 2015 titled “Matrix of Potential Coastal Adaptation Strategies” which outlines some of the most common coastal adaptation techniques available to coastal communities.
  17. Article on NPR regarding National Center for Atmospheric Research Scientist Kevin Trenberth’s view on climate change
  18. Article on Slate.com about a recent James Hansen study regarding near-term stability of global sea levels
  19. Article on CNN about the risks of sea-level rise, its sources and likely impacts
  20. Article on scpr.org regarding NASA’s research on sea-level rise impacts to the west coast
  21. U-T article on a $5M donation to Scripps Institute of Oceanography to fight climate change
  22. Summary illustration from Lancet describing the health impacts of climate change
  23. Information from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) regarding the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) which is a slowly oscillating pattern of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean
  24. Video from JPL about the PDO (a slowly oscillating pattern of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean). Specifically, this video discusses whether El Nino will give us drought relief this winter. (talk starts after 3 minutes)
  25. Video from a recent AdaptLA Webinar (Sept 2015) discussing legal issues and opportunities for sea-level rise planning in California, presented by Megan Herzog and Sean Hecht of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law [note: the view the recording at the link below will require installation of WebEx Network Recording Player which will automatically prompt when you click "playback"]
  26. Video from a recent AdaptLA Webinar (Oct 2015) discussing the predicted El Niño expected to reach Southern California in late fall or early winter and ressources being developed to help prepare for El Nino impacts, presented by Andy O’Neill of USGS and Dr. Lesley Ewing of the California Coastal Commission [note: to view the recording will require installation of WebEx Network Recording Player which will automatically prompt when you click "playback"
  27. Movie titled “Shored Up” that provides an overview of beach engineering and hard structures along the coastline
  28. Report from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Office of Environment and Planning in 2009 titled “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Adaptation Approaches”
  29. Document from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2013 titled “Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards”
  30. Design manual from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1995 titled “Design of Coastal Revetments, Seawalls, and Bulkheads”
  31. Report from SANDAG in 2010 for the Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization Project 3 – Preserving Trackbed Support. The document includes a geotechnical evaluation update and determination of areas for stabilization.
  32. Report appendices from NCTD in 2003 for the Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization Project 2 – Preserving Trackbed Support. The appendices include a supplemental geotechnical evaluation and determination of site specific conceptual repair alternatives.
  33. Del Mar Bluffs Geotechnical Study (Volume I) from NCTD in 2001.
  34. Del Mar Bluffs Geotechnical Study (Volume II) from NCTD in 2001.
  35. Vulnerability Assessment prepared for the City of Pacific Grove in 2015.
  36. Coastal Resilience Report prepared for the Nature Conservancy in Ventura in 2013.
  37. Book titled Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness and Adaptation published by Anthem Press in September 2015
  38. Book titled Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast published by University of California Press in October 2015
  39. Article by UC San Diego discussing Scripps Oceanography’s “citizen science” projects, which seek the public’s assistant to help document the impacts of large waves on beach erosion and coastal flooding during the predicted El Niño
  40. Article on New Republic discussing managed retreat along the east coast due to sea level rise
  41. Article on Voice of San Diego on Giant Tides and What’s to Come
  42. Article on NASA’s Site regarding the Rising Seas Being Slowed by Increasing Water on Land
  43. Article on the Guardian about SLR and Human Civilization