Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research

Responding to major storm impacts: ecological impacts of Hurricane Sandy on Chesapeake and Delmarva Coastal Bays
A rapid ecological assessment of Hurricane Sandy’s impacts on the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Coastal Bays was conducted using data provided by scientists from government agencies, non-government organizations, and academic institutions. A synthesis of these data revealed both negative and potentially positive effects on the ecological systems. Several recommendations for mitigation activities were made to help inform U.S. congressional leadership and the general public.

Climate Change Topics: Extreme Weather, Urban Impacts, Communication, Ecological Systems

Tags: Hurricane, Storm, Sea-level Rise

Published: December, 2012

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