Focus Areas: Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities
Coastal Processes & Hazards: Publications

Here is a sampling of publications related to this NYSG Focus Area, Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities (Coastal Processes & Hazards):

Fact Sheets & Reports back to top

Beach Hazards: What is Your Greatest Fear?. Eastern Long Island COastal Conservation Alliance, Ltd. (with NYSG). 2010. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 4pp. (pdf)

Hydrologic Feasibility of Storm Surge Barriers to Protect the Metropolitan New York - New Jersey Region. Bowman, M.J., B. Colle, R. Flood, D. Hill, R.E. Wilson, F. Buonaiuto, P. Cheng, and Y. Zheng. 2004. Summary Report. Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook, NY. 27pp.

Hydrologic Feasibility of Storm Surge Barriers to Protect the Metropolitan New York - New Jersey Region. Bowman, M.J., B. Colle, R. Flood, D. Hill, R.E. Wilson, F. Buonaiuto, P. Cheng, and Y. Zheng. 2005. Full Report. Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook, NY. 106pp.

Impacts of barrier island breaches on selected biological resources of Great South Bay, New York: final report. Tanski, J., H. Bokuniewicz, C. Schlenk. 2001. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 103pp. (pdf)

Long Island’s Dynamic South Shore A Primer on the Forces and Trends Shaping Our Coast. Tanski, J. 2007. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 27pp. (more info) (pdf)

New York City storm surges: Climatology and an analysis of the wind and cyclone evolution. Colle, B.A., K. Rojowsky, and F. Buonaiuto. 2010. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49: 85-100. Pub ID# 3272.

Responses of Bingham-plastic muddy seabed to a surface solitary wave. Chan, I.-C., and P.L.-F. Liu. 2009. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 618: 155-180. Pub ID# 3249.

Sand resources offshore of Long Island (NY). Bokuniewicz, H.B., J.J. Tanski and L. Bocamazo. 2011. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes (Coastal Sediments ‘11), P. Wang, J.D. Rosati and T.M. Roberts (eds.). Miami, FL. USA. World Scientific Publishing Company. 1021-1033.

Simulations of Past Cyclone Events to Explore New York City's Vulnerability to Coastal Flooding and Storm Surge Model Capabilities. Colle, B.A., F. Buonaiuto, M.J. Bowman, R.E. Wilson, R. Flood, R. Hunter, A. Mintz, and D. Hill. 2008. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Stormwater runoff best management practices for marinas: a guide for operators. Tanski, J. 1998. New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Stony Brook, NY. 11pp. (click here)

Threats and Responses Associated with Rapid Climate Change in Metropolitan New York. Bowman, M.J., D. Hill, F. Buonaiuto, B. Colle, R. Flood, R. Wilson, R. Hunter and J. Wang. 2007. Pages 119-142 in M. MacCracken, F. Moore and J.C. Topping, editors. Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change. Earthscan Ltd, London, UK.

Verification of a multimodel storm surge ensemble around New York City and Long Island for the cool season. Di Liberto, T., and B.A. Colle. 2011. Weather and Forecasting 26(6): 922–939.

For more Coastal Processes & Hazards fact sheets, reports and other publications, check out the following NYSG Web sites:

Great Lakes Coastal Processes & Erosion

Marine Coastal Processes & Facilities / Marinas

New York City




Coastlines Articles back to top

Fall '10: NYSG Hosts Climate Science Workshop for Extension Educators (pdf)

Spring '10: The Quiet Before the Storm? (pdf)

Spring '10: Relative "Quiet" Broken with March Storm (pdf)

Spring '10: New Web Site Helps Managers Deal with Nor’easters (pdf)

Fall '09: ECWS (East Coast Winter Storms) (pdf)

Fall '09: NYMSC (New York Marine Sciences Consortium) (pdf)

Fall '08: Breaking the Waves (pdf)

Fall '08: Improving Storm Surge Forecasts for Metro NY (pdf)

Spring '08: Long Island's Dynamic South Shore (pdf)

Winter '06: New Wave of Research (pdf)

Fall '05 Taking Stock of Storm Barrier Research (Research: Bowman) (pdf)

Spring '05: Closing the Door on Storm Surges (pdf)

Fall '04: NY's Boaters Spent $2.4 Billion in 2003 (pdf)

Summer '04: Breaking Through (pdf)

Summer '04: Funding Breakthrough Research (incl. new coastal processes research) (pdf)

Spring '04: Shifting Sands: LI's Ocean Beaches (pdf)

Fall '02: In the Breach (pdf)

Spring '02: Focus on Research (incl. research by Bowman, et. al.) (pdf)

Summer '01: Fostering Coastal Businesses (pdf)

Winter '00: Monitoring Change (pdf)

Winter '00: The Short Life of Little Pike's Inlet (Researcher: Conley) (pdf)

1999: Addressing Local Coastal Erosion Concerns (Nor'easter magazine) (pdf)


Success Stories back to top

Research back to top

Physical, Sedimentary, and Hydrologic Impacts of Barrier Island Breach Events on Long Island Estuaries (2010, Warren / Turner, R/CCP-10) Click Here


Improving Coastal Flood Forecasts Along the South Shore of Long Island through Real-Time Monitoring and Simulation of Past Major Hurricane Events (2010, Colle / Buonaiuto / Bowman / Wilson, R/CCP-13) Click Here


Numerical Modeling of Flow and Scour at the Vicinity of a Coastal Structure (2009, R/CCP- 9) (pdf, page 1 of 4)


Hydrologic Feasibility of Storm Surge Barriers to Protect the Metropolitan New York- New Jersey Region (2007, Bowman, R/EPH-1) (pdf)
The hypothesis of a team of New York Sea Grant funded researchers that strategically placed storm surge barriers could protect NYC from storm damage has gained the interest of some decision makers and attention of media.


Bathymetric Evolution of a Tidal Inlet (2007, Conley, R/CCP-7) (pdf)
Because of the discoveries of New York Sea Grant researchers regarding sedimentation at a tidal inlet, state and federal officials are reassessing the management of Shinnecock Inlet, an economically and environmentally important waterway on the south shore of Long Island, NY.



Extension back to top

NYSG Focuses on Resolving Dredging Windows Issues (pdf)
Navigation dredging is vital to New York’s economically-important commercial shipping and recreational boating activity. Regulators set windows when dredging is allowed to minimize environmental impacts. Concern for a growing number of fish species has caused these windows to shrink to a point where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, (USACENYD) found it did not have time to complete necessary projects. USACE and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) requested New York Sea Grant (NYSG) assistance in resolving this long-standing, complex, and costly problem.


Helping Coastal Managers Respond to Nor’easters (2011) (pdf)
Two downstate municipalities applied data from the East Coast Winter Storms website, developed by New York Sea Grant in partnership with NOAA’s Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, to obtain $1 million in funding for storm damage restoration and mitigation projects.


Training Extension & Agency Educators in Climate Literacy (2011) (pdf)
With funding from the NOAA Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Initiative, NY Sea Grant organized a two-day climate literacy training workshop in 2010 that effectively integrated information on climate science with potential impacts of climate change and stakeholder communication strategies.


New Water Levels Update Assists Lake Ontario Stakeholders (2010) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant has developed a Lake Ontario Water Levels Update that is now available in PDF format via the NYSG Web site.


NYSG Facilitates Regional Sediment Management (2010)  (pdf)
New York Sea Grant and a researcher from Stony Brook University established a team of representatives of local, state and federal agencies and organized regular meetings to provide input and guidance on RSM needs in New York.


Sea Grant/NOAA Networking for Climate Change Extension (2010) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant is an active participant in the National Sea Grant Network effort that is compiling scientific information on climate change impacts and developing climate change outreach strategies for communities in the Great Lakes and marine coastal states.


New Resource Assists Coastal Stakeholders with Shoreline Management Decisions (2008) (pdf)
NYSG obtained a $19,000 grant from the National Park Service to produce Long Island’s Dynamic South Shore: A Primer on the Forces and Trends Shaping our Coast. This 27-page, illustrated booklet uses objective, sciencebased information and provides a layman’s overview of the natural and anthropogenic processes that control shoreline erosion and how they impact our coast.

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