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Project Type
Emerging Investigators Program
Project Dates
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017
Principal Investigators
Project Status

Change in climate and our other environments is now putting transportation infrastructure alone the New York City (NYC) metro area’s coastline at a greater risk to extreme storm surges, which has been manifested during Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy in recent years. The objective of this project is to estimate potential hydrodynamics loads by such extreme surges on coastal bridges of the greater NYC area in predicted conditions of sea-level rise and recorded increase frequency of strong hurricanes.