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Rising Seas
Sea Level Changes Increase Risk of Hurricane Flooding in Gulf
A new paper co-authored by Drs. Thomas Wahl, Francisco Calafat, and Mark Luther finds evidence of rapid changes in seasonal sea level cycles along the US Gulf coast, which in turn increases the risk of hurricane-induced flooding in certain areas. More >
Video: South Florida's Rising Seas
A 1/2-hour documentary about sea level rise is available to watch online through WPBT2 (a PBS-affiliate station in South Florida). The film includes Drs. Jayantha Obeysekera and Thomas Ruppert. A companion panel discussion video is available here.
Scott Hagen Elected ASCE Fellow
Dr. Hagen, branch director of the FCI at the University of Central Florida, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Hagen established and directs the internationally recognized Coastal Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling & Predictive Simulations Laboratory. More >
Florida Events
Feb. 11-12, Gainesville
- 4th UF Water Institute Symposium

Feb. 13, St. Teresa - Lecture with Dr. Stephen Gosnell: Bridges from the Ivory Tower: Merging Science and Management In Tropical Forests, Oyster Reefs, and the Gulf of Mexico

Noll Feb. 19, Gainesville & Online - Lecture with Dr. Roger Noll: The Future of Climate Change

Feb. 20-22, Gainesville - Public Interest Environmental Conference

Feb. 28, Tallahassee - Environmental Law Without Congress: An Interdisciplinary Conference

FCI authors are in bold.


Barnes, B. B., Hu, C., Holekamp, K. L., Blonski, S., Spiering, B. A., Palandro, D., & Lapointe, B. (2014). Use of Landsat data to track historical water quality changes in Florida Keys marine environments. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 485-496.  


Bilskie, M. V., Hagen, S. C., Medeiros, S. C., & Passeri, D. L. (2014). Dynamics of sea level rise and coastal flooding on a changing landscape. Geophys. Res. Lett., accepted.


Buck, C. S., Landing, W. M., & Resing, J. (2013). Pacific Ocean aerosols: Deposition and solubility of iron, aluminum, and other trace elements. Marine Chemistry, 157, 117-130.


Clarke, A. J. (2014). El Nino Physics and El Nino PredictabilityAnnu. Rev. Marine. Sci., 6(1), 79-99.  


Danabasoglu, G., Yeager, S. G., Bailey, D., Behrens, E., Bentsen, M., Bi, D., et al. (2014). North Atlantic simulations in Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments phase II (CORE-II). Part I: Mean states. Ocean Modelling, 73, 76-107.


Elsner, J. B., & Widen, H. M. (2013). Predicting Spring Tornado Activity in the Central Great Plains By March 1st. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142(1), 259-267.


Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., & Song, Q. (2014). Influence of the Three Gorges Dam on total suspended matters in the Yangtze Estuary and its adjacent coastal waters: Observations from MODISRemote Sensing of Environment,140, 779-788.  


Feng, L., Hu, C., Chen, X., & Zhao, X. (2013). Dramatic Inundation Changes of China's Two Largest Freshwater Lakes Linked to the Three Gorges Dam.Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(17), 9628-9634.  


Gelcer, E., Fraisse, C., Dzotsi, K., Hu, Z., Mendes, R., & Zotarelli, L. (2013). Effects of El Nino Southern Oscillation on the space-time variability of Agricultural Reference Index for Drought in midlatitudes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 174-175, 110-128.


Hu, C., Barnes, B. B., Murch, B., & Carlson, P. (2014). Satellite-based virtual buoy system to monitor coastal water qualityOpt. Eng, 53(5), 051402.  


Hu, A., Meehl, G. A., Han, W., Lu, J., & Strand, W. G. (2013). Energy balance in a warm world without the ocean conveyor belt and sea ice. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(23), 6242-6246.


Lapham, L. L., Wilson, R. M., MacDonald, I. R., & Chanton, J. P. (2014). Gas hydrate dissolution rates quantified with laboratory and seafloor experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 125, 492-503.


Li, H., & Misra, V. (2014). Thirty-two-year ocean-atmosphere coupled downscaling of global reanalysis over the Intra-American SeasClim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2069-9.  


Li, H., M. Kanamitsu, S.-Y. Hong, K. Yoshimura, D. R. Cayan, V. Misra, and L. Sun. (2013). Projected climate change scenario over California by a regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model system. Climatic Change, doi:10.1007%2Fs10584-013-1025-8.


Misra, V., & Li, H. (2014). The seasonal climate predictability of the Atlantic Warm Pool and its teleconnections. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2013GL058740.


Ruane, A. C., McDermid, S., Rosenzweig, C., Baigorria, G. A., Jones, J. W., Romero, C. C., et al. (2014). Carbon-Temperature-Water change analysis for peanut production under climate change: a prototype for the AgMIP Coordinated Climate-Crop Modeling Project (C3MP). Glob Change Biol, 20(2), 394-407.


Teegavarapu, R. S. V. (2013). Climate change-sensitive hydrologic design under uncertain future precipitation extremes. Water Resour. Res., 49(11), 7804-7814.


Wahl, T., Calafat, F. M., & Luther, M. E. (2014). Rapid changes in the seasonal sea level cycle along the US Gulf coast from the late 20th century. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2013GL058777.


Zou, X., Lin, L., & Weng, F. (2013). Absolute Calibration of ATMS Upper Level Temperature Sounding Channels Using GPS RO Observations. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 52(2), 1397-1406.


FSU's Herbarium is Crowdsourcing!
~20,000 specimen images from FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium and Valdosta State University's Herbarium are featured on a new crowdsourcing site called Notes From Nature. More >

Student Opportunities    

Jun. 16-Jul. 16, China - Graduate Course on the Ecology of Climate Change in the Tropics and Subtropics

Jun. 22-27, Tampa - Pre-College Program in Global Sustainability

Job Opportunities

Director and Professor (Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University; apply by Feb. 28)

Assistant Professor in Behavioral Ecology (Florida Atlantic University; apply by Feb. 14)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aquatic Biogeochemistry (University of Florida; apply by Feb. 28)

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