Managing our environment_shore lecture

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Managing our environment: Managing our environment: an example Down the Shore an example Down the Shore
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The Shore The Shore ± outer coast, marshes, bays, barrier islands ± no major ports ± resort towns (growth and decay) ± tourism ± growth of permanent population
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Mapping NJ, 2009
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Physical Dimensions Physical Dimensions inter Storms inter Storms
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1944 1944 Hurricane Hurricane Atlantic City Harvey Cedars Asbury Park
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Nor'easter: March 1962 Nor'easter: March 1962 Harvey Cedars
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Nor'easter: December 1992 Brant Beach Long Branch
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November 2009 Nor’easter along the NJ coast
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Seaside Heights
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Bill Melfi – Ventnor OEM
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Atlantic City Press
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Stevens Institute -http://cmn.dl.stevens-tech.edu
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Stevens Institute -http://cmn.dl.stevens-tech.edu
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24 March 2004 Sea Breeze
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Mapping NJ, 2009
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Mapping NJ, 2009
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Sea level trends in New Jersey (1912-2000) Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic City, NJ NJ sea level rise = global sea level rise + other effects 0.4 m/century = 0.16 m/century + 0.24 m/century
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A recent view of global mean sea level changes
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Unformatted text preview: Reconstructing sea level from paleo and projected temperatures 200 to 2100 AD Grinsted, Moore and Jevrejeva, Climate Dynamics, 2009 Effects of sea level rise Effects of sea level rise on the coastal environment on the coastal environment M. D. Beevers, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop, Nov. 2005 Land area susceptible to inundation 0.61 m (2 ft) sea level rise by 2100middle of the road estimate. 1.22 m (4 ft) sea level rise by 2100more melting from Greenland/Antarctica Mapping NJ, 2009 Who we are, where we live Historical Insights Historic Development- Cape May, Long Branch among first shore resorts in US in late 1700s to early 1800s- Cape May had 110,000 visitors per year by 1851: many from states to the south, and Philadelphia- Resorts grew with advent of railroad in 1860s-1870s Mapping NJ, 2009 Human landscapes Life along the shore Life along the shore Last one in...
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