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Project Information


Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington


Project Scope:

The committee will provide an evaluation of sea level rise for California, Oregon, and Washington for the years 2030, 2050 and 2100. The evaluation will cover both global and local sea level rise. In particular, the committee will:

 

1.  Evaluate each of the major contributors to global sea level rise (e.g., ocean thermal expansion, melting of glaciers and ice sheets); combine the contributions to provide values or a range of values of global sea level rise for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100; and evaluate the uncertainties associated with these values for each timeframe.

 

2.  Characterize and, where possible, provide specific values for the regional and local contributions to sea level rise (e.g., atmospheric changes influencing ocean winds, ENSO [El Nino-Southern Oscillation] effects on ocean surface height, coastal upwelling and currents, storminess, coastal land motion caused by tectonics, sediment loading, or aquifer withdrawal) for the years 2030, 2050 and 2100. Different types of coastal settings will be examined, taking into account factors such as landform (e.g., estuaries, wetlands, beaches, lagoons, cliffs), geologic substrate (e.g., unconsolidated sediments, bedrock), and rates of geologic deformation. For inputs that can be quantified, the study will also provide related uncertainties. The study will also summarize what is known about:

 

a.  climate-induced increases in storm frequency and magnitude and related changes to regional and local sea level rise estimations (e.g., more frequent and severe storm surges)

 

b.  the response of coastal habitats and geomorphic environments (including restored environments) to future sea level rise and storminess along the West Coast

 

c.  the role of coastal habitats, natural environments, and restored tidal wetlands and beaches in providing protection from future inundation and waves

 3.  The committee will organize a report dissemination workshop following the public release of the study report.

Status: Completed

PIN: DELS-BESR-09-04

Project Duration (months): 19 month(s)

RSO: Linn, Anne

Topic(s):

Earth Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 01/05/2011

Robert A. Dalrymple - (Chair)
Johns Hopkins University

Robert A. Dalrymple is the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are in coastal engineering, water wave mechanics, high-performance computing, fluid mechanics, littoral processes, and tidal inlets. Dr. Dalrymple has chaired several National Research Council committees, including the Committee on Review of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Program, and served on others including the Committee on Responding to Sea Level: Engineering Implications. He has also held leadership positions in professional societies including president of the Association of Coastal Engineers and of the American Society of Civil Engineer's (ASCE's) Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute. Dr. Dalrymple is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of ASCE's International Coastal Engineering Award for his achievements and contributions to the advancement of coastal engineering through research, teaching, and professional leadership. He received a B.A. in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College, an M.S. in ocean engineering from the University of Hawai'i, and a Ph.D. in civil and coastal engineering from the University of Florida.
Laurence C. Breaker
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Laurence C. Breaker is an adjunct professor at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories at San Jose State University. Prior to joining the laboratory in 2001, he spent 13 years as a senior research physical scientist at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Dr. Breaker's research focuses on the analysis of long-term observations of sea level rise along the California coast, modeling of both global and local sea level rise, physical oceanography, and satellite remote sensing. His recent papers have examined the 154-year record of monthly sea level at San Francisco and sea level responses to large earthquakes in California and Alaska. Dr. Breaker was awarded NOAA’s Bronze Medal for major contributions to the Coastal Marine Demonstration Project, which tested the state of the art in marine forecasting and evaluated the potential benefits of experimental higher resolution predictions. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University, an M.S. in applied marine physics from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in oceanography (minor in meteorology) from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Benjamin A. Brooks
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Benjamin A. Brooks is an associate researcher (tenured) and director of the Pacific GPS Facility in the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at the University of Hawai'i. His research interests are in tectonic geodesy and active tectonics with a recent focus on relative sea level change as a result of subsidence in the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Delta. Dr. Brooks is a member of the advisory committee for the Plate Boundary Observatory, which collects geodetic data on active deformation across the western United States. He is a Fullbright Fellow. He received a B.S. in earth science from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Cornell University.
Daniel R. Cayan
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Daniel R. Cayan is a research meteorologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and is also a researcher in the U.S. Geological Survey. His work is directed at understanding climate variability and changes over the Pacific Ocean and North America and climate impacts on water, wildfire, health, and agriculture in California and western North America. Among his recent publications are projections of sea level extremes along the California coast. Dr. Cayan heads two climate research programs aimed at improving climate information and forecasts for decision makers in the California region: the California Nevada Applications Program and the California Climate Change Center. He received a B.S. in meteorology and oceanography from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of California, San Diego.
Gary B. Griggs
University of California, Santa Cruz

Gary B. Griggs is a distinguished professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research is focused on the coastal zone and ranges from coastal evolution and development to shoreline processes—including the evaluation of long-term shoreline changes and geomorphic evolution of coastlines—to coastal hazards and coastal engineering. Dr. Griggs is the author or coauthor of several books including "Living with the Changing California Coast." He served as chair of the UC Marine Council from 1999 to 2009 and currently chairs the Science Advisory Team to the Governor's Ocean Protection Council. He is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He received a B.A. in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in oceanography from Oregon State University.
Weiqing Han
University of Colorado at Boulder

Weiqing Han is an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado. Her research interests are in sea level, ocean circulation and dynamics, air-sea interaction, and climate variability and change. Among her recent work is an analysis of patterns of sea level change in the Indian Ocean and the influence of North Atlantic circulation on glacial sea level changes. Dr. Han serves on a panel of the World Climate Research Programme's CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability) project, and is a recipient of an NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award. She received a B.S. in meteorology from the Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, an M.S. in meteorology from the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, and a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.
Benjamin P. Horton
University of Pennsylvania

Benjamin P. Horton is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an honorary research fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Durham, United Kingdom. Dr. Horton's research focuses on mechanisms of observed and predicted sea-level changes including climate change, earthquakes, tsunamis, and the coastal sedimentary budget. He has also examined the response of estuaries to sea level rise. Dr. Horton has worked on sea-level rise in several countries focusing on the contributions of glacial isostacy along the Atlantic coast of the United States, earthquakes and ground deformation along the West Coast, and sediment compaction in the United Kingdom. He received a B.A. in geography from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Durham.
Christina L. Hulbe
Portland State University

Christina L. Hulbe is an associate professor of geology at Portland State University. Her research focuses on understanding and modeling the dynamics of ice sheets, the interactions between ice shelves and ice sheets, and on the role of ice sheets in climate change. In addition to her scholarly publications, she is a regular contributor to the "Left Coaster," explaining issues such as how fast the ice sheets are changing and their impact on sea level to the public. Dr. Hulbe is a representative of the NRC's Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and co-chairs the local organizing committee for the 2012 SCAR Open Science Conference. She received a B.S. in geological engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, an M.S. in geology from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Chicago.
James C. McWilliams
University of California, Los Angeles

James C. McWilliams is Louis B. Slichter Professor of Earth Sciences in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a senior research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His research interests are in theory and computational modeling of Earth’s ocean and atmosphere. In addition to his work in fluid dynamics, he developed a 3D simulation model of the U.S. West Coast that incorporates physical oceanographic, biogeochemical, and sediment transport aspects of the coastal circulation and is being used to interpret coastal phenomena, diagnose historical variability in relation to observational data, and assess future possibilities. Dr. McWilliams has served on many NRC climate committees including the Committee on Science of Climate Change. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received a B.S. in applied mathematics from Caltech and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard.
Philip W. Mote
Oregon State University

Philip W. Mote is a professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and director of Oregon Climate Services at Oregon State University. He is also the director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute for the Oregon University System. Before joining Oregon State University, he was the state climatologist for Washington. Dr. Mote's research interests include climate variability and change in the Pacific Northwest, mountain snowpack and its response to climate variability and change, sea level rise, impacts of climate change on water resources, forests, and shorelands, and adaptation to climate change. Among his publications in these areas is an analysis of sea level rise in the coastal waters of Washington state. Dr. Mote has served on several committees associated with climate change and sea level rise including the NRC Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. He received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington.
William T. Pfeffer
University of Colorado at Boulder

William Tad Pfeffer is a professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado. He is also a fellow of the university's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Dr. Pfeffer's research interests are in modern glacier physics including ice mechanics and glacier dynamics, heat and mass transfer in snow and ice, atmosphere/glacier and ocean/glacier interactions, and the application of the results to estimates of future sea-level change. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Geophysical Union's Cryospheric Sciences Focus Group. He received a B.A. in geology from the University of Vermont, an M.A. in geology from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Washington.
Denise J. Reed
University of New Orleans

Denise Reed is a University Research Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New Orleans. Her research interests include coastal marsh response to sea-level rise and how this is affected by human activities. She has worked on coastal issues on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the US, as well as other parts of the world, and is also involved in ecosystem restoration planning both in Louisiana and in California. Dr. Reed has served on numerous boards and panels concerning coastal environments and ecosystem restoration including NRC committees on water and environmental management in the California Bay Delta and on mitigating shore erosion, the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, a number of National Research Council Committees, the Ecosystems Sciences and Management Working Group of the NOAA Science Advisory Board, the National Science Panel for South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration, and the Strategic Science Review Panel for the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program. She received her BA and PhD in geography from the University of Cambridge in England, UK.
C. K. Shum
The Ohio State University

C.K. Shum is a professor of geodetic science in the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University and is affiliated with the Byrd Polar Research Center and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. His research focuses on the accurate measurements of present-day sea-level rise and to the improved understanding of the geophysical causes of its rise. He also works on satellite geodesy, temporal gravity field and tide modeling, satellite oceanography, hydrology and geodynamics, ice mass balance, precision satellite orbit determination, GPS meteorology, and space physics. Dr. Shum was a lead author of the chapter on observations of oceanic climate change and sea level in the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change. He is a fellow of the International Association of Geodesy and a representative of that society's Project on Global Geodetic Observing system. He is a recipient of several NASA awards for his work on the TOPEX/POSEIDON mission, which mapped ocean surface topography. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

Events



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  CGibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2743

Agenda
Thursday, June 20

8:30 Welcome and introductions
Purpose and overview of the workshop

Tony Dalrymple, Chair, John Hopkins University

8:45 Agency needs for California sea-level rise observations
* Motivations for the workshop
* Types of results that would be most useful and how they will be used

Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources
Charles Chesnutt, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Discussion

9:15 Session 1. Observations of changes in Pacific Ocean storminess (intensity, frequency, storm track)

Storminess assessment from “Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future” (NRC, 2012)

Dan Cayan, Scripps

9:30 Changes in wave height

Johannes Gemmrich, University of Victoria

9:45 Changes in wave height TBA

10:00 Seismic record of storms

Keith Koper, University of Utah

10:15 Discussion

10:30 Break

10:45 Instructions to working groups Tony Dalrymple

Divide into 3 working groups on priority observations of storminess

12:00 Working lunch

1:00 Working groups report back

Discussion

2:00 Session 2. Observations of storm impacts on the California coast

Extreme precipitation

Marty Ralph, NOAA ESRL

2:15 Coastal erosion

Curt Storlazzi, USGS

2:30 Offshore oil platforms

Cort Cooper, Chevron

2:45 Instructions to working groups Tony Dalrymple

Break and divide into 3 working groups on priority observations of storm impacts

4:30 Working groups report back

Discussion

5:30 Workshop adjourns for the day


Friday, June 21

8:30 Plans for the day Tony Dalrymple

8:40 Session 3. Components of sea-level rise

Sea-level rise components and projections from “Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future” (NRC, 2012)

Tony Dalrymple, Committee chair

9:00 Global and regional ocean observations

Josh Willis, JPL

9:15 Regional ocean observations

Art Miller, Scripps

9:30 Ice observations

W. Tad Pfeffer, University of Colorado

9:45 Geodetic observations

Geoff Blewitt, University of Nevada [invited]

10:00 Coastal uplift/subsidence observations

Manoochehr Shirzaei, Arizona State University

10:15 Break

10:45 Instructions to working groups Tony Dalrymple

Divide into 3 working groups on priority observations of sea-level rise

12:30 Working lunch

1:30 Working groups report back

Discussion

2:30 Wrap up and next steps

Tony Dalrymple, Jeanine Jones, and Charles Chesnutt

3:00 Workshop adjourns
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Robert Dalrymple (chair)
Larry Breaker
Ben Brooks
Dan Cayan
Gary Griggs
Weiqing Han
Ben Horton
Christina Hulbe
Jim McWilliams
Phil Mote
W. Tad Pfeffer
Denise Reed
CK Shum

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

* Content, organization, and conclusions of draft report
* Plans for completing the report for peer review
* NRC peer review process

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 27, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tony Dalrymple
Dan Cayan
Weiqing Han
Christing Hulbe
Phil Mote
W. Tad Pfeffer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Projections of future sea level rise

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 06, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Talaris Conference Center, Seattle
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
Wednesday, May 11

2:45 Introductions (Tony Dalrymple, Chair)

2:50 Rates of interseismic deformation (20 minutes, via telecon)
Kelin Wang, Geological Survey of Canada

Discussion

3:30 Resilience of estuaries to sea level rise (20 minutes)
Eric Grossman, USGS

Discussion

4:05 Vertical land motions in California (10 minutes, via telecon)
James Foster, University of Hawaii

Discussion

4:30 Projections of land ice contributions: Issues with extrapolation (30 minutes)
Ian Joughin, University of Washington

Discussion

5:30 Open session ends


Thursday, May 12

9:00 Evaluation of uncertainty in sea level projections (30 minutes)
Balaji Rajagopalan, University of Colorado

Discussion

10:00 Open session ends
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Robert Dalrymple (chair)
Larry Breaker
Ben Brooks
Dan Cayan
Gary Griggs
Weiqing Han
Ben Horton
Christina Hulbe
Jim McWilliams
Phil Mote
W. Tad Pfeffer
Denise Reed
CK Shum

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

* Progress on the analysis and report
* Uncertainty
* Projections of future sea level change

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Excerpt from "Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Methods to Support International Climate Agreements" (NRC, 2010)

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 17, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

OSU Foundation Portland Center
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
Monday, March 28

1:00 Introductions (Tony Dalrymple, Chair)

1:05 Sea level and GCMs (Peter Gleckler, Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab)

Discussion

1:35 Wetland responses to sea level rise (Laura Brophy, Green Point Consulting)

Discussion

2:05 GIA and new forward inversions (telecon, Richard Peltier, Univ Toronto)

Discussion

2:35 Erosion and shoreline protection
• Recent issues/observations along the Pacific Northwest coast (Jonathan Allan, Oregon Dept of Geology and Mineral Industries)

• Extreme wave climate and associated impacts (Peter Ruggiero, Oregon State Univ)

Discussion

3:20 Break

3:40 Catastrophic earthquakes (Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State Univ)

Discussion

4:10 Vertical land motions in California (telecon, James Foster, Univ Hawaii)

Discussion

4:30 Open session ends

Tuesday, March 29

11:30 Empirical sea level projections (telecon, Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Univ)

12:00 Open session ends
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Robert Dalrymple
Larry Breaker
Ben Brooks
Dan Cayan
Gary Griggs
Weiqing Han
Ben Horton
Christine Hulbe
Jim McWilliams
Phil Mote
Tad Pfeffer
Denise Reed
CK Shum

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Progress on analysis and writing
Methods for projecting sea level rise
Plans for the third meeting (themes, speakers)
Revisions to the draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 01, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tony Dalrymple
Gary Griggs
Ben Horton
Phil Mote
Denise Reed

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

* Status of action items from the January meeting
* Report outline and writing/analysis assignments
* Potential speakers for the March meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 07, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
This meeting was closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tony Dalrymple
Larry Breaker
Ben Brooks
Dan Cayan
Weiqing Han
Christina Hulbe
Jim McWilliams
Tad Pfeffer
CK Shum

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

* Status of action items from the January meeting
* Report outline and writing/analysis assignments
* Potential speakers for the March meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 02, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
La Feliz Room
UC Santa Cruz, Marine Science Campus
100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2744

Agenda
Wednesday, January 12

1:00 Introductions (committee and guests) T. Dalrymple

Understanding sea level rise: What the committee needs to know about your field as it relates to the charge (10 minutes per person + 10 minutes discussion)
• overview of key issues
• availability of data
• uncertainties

1:05 Glaciology and ice dynamics C. Hulbe and T. Pfeffer (via telecon)

1:35 Oceanography L. Breaker and W. Han

2:25 Climate variability and change P. Mote, D. Cayan, and J. McWilliams

2:55 Break

3:10 Geophysical causes CK Shum

3:30 Land deformation B. Brooks and B. Horton

4:00 Coastal issues G. Griggs and D. Reed

4:30 Open session ends


Thursday, January 13

9:00 Introductions (committee and guests) T. Dalrymple

State motivations for the study
J. Jones (California Department of Water Resources), A. Doherty (California Ocean Protection Council), V. Nowshiravan (Caltrans), C. Trgovcich (California State Water Resources Control Board), G. Sieglitz (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board), and E. Levitt (Washington Dept of Ecology)

10:00 Federal motivations for the study
J. Haines (USGS), R. Lunde (NOAA), and C. Chesnutt (USACE)

10:30 Break

10:45 Discussion of statement of task Committee and sponsors

12:00 Working lunch

1:00 Open session ends
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Robert A. Dalrymple
Laurence C. Breaker
Benjamin A. Brooks
Daniel R. Cayan
Gary B. Griggs
Weiqing Han
Benjamin P. Horton
Christina L. Hulbe
James C. McWilliams
Philip W. Mote
William Tad Pfeffer (via telecon)
Denise J. Reed
C.K. Shum



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee charge and composition
Study approach and schedule
Previous advice to California, Oregon, and Washington
Plans for the next meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

1. California Executive Order S-13-08
2. State of California Sea-Level Rise Interim Guidance Document
3. Resolution of the California Ocean Protection Council on Sea-Level Rise, November 9, 2010
4. "Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Waters of Washington State," A report by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and the Washington Department of Ecology
5. Sea level references provided by the state sponsors and by committee members and staff

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 25, 2011
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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