Extreme weather events such as flooding, hurricanes and storm surge put extra pressure on coastal defenses and adjoining regions. Forecasting and warning services for natural disasters can help save lives but often require installation of flood forecasting and warning systems, along with decision support systems.
Climate Change Impacts
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2018 special report suggests that there has been at least 1°C increase in global temperatures from the pre-industrial era and it will likely increase by 0.8°C to 1.2°C between 2030 and 2062, if current trends continue. The EE Modeling System provides the means for engineers and policy makers to come to informed decisions when considering potential climate change scenarios.
Salinity intrusion is of growing concern in many regions where natural fresh water flows are impacted because of direct human activity such urbanization and dam construction, as well as climate change. Mathematical model of these natural systems can be efficiently used for estimating and evaluating the nature of the salinity intrusions on a seasonal and long-term basis.
Changing atmospheric temperatures affects water temperature and has adverse impact on a wide range of aquatic life. Simulation of the thermal regime coupled with forecast temperature scenarios helps regulators minimize the impacts of climate change and evaluate mitigation options.