DEEP: Long Island Sound
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
DEEP: Long Island Sound
Long Island Sound
Coastal Hazards
 Climate Change Primer - Introduction
  According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warming of the earth’s climate system is unequivocal and evident from increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level.31 Human activities are at least partly responsible by increasing the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels and land-use changes, including deforestation.
 Climate Change Primer - Sea Level Rise and Coastal Storms
  Sea level has been rising since the end of the last ice age. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global mean sea level (the average of sea level across the Earth) rose by 17 cm in the 20th Century.
 Coastal Hazards - Home Page
  Home Page for Coastal Hazards Webpage
 Coastal Hazards Glossary
  Glossary of selected terms pertinent to coastal hazards in Connecticut.
 Coastal Hazards Library
  Bibliography of documents related to coastal hazards and coastal hazards management in Connecticut
 Coastal Hazards Management - Individuals & Property/Business Owners
  Useful guidance to help assist you in being hazard-ready. Some activities are one-time items, while others may require revisiting over time.
 Coastal Hazards Management - Municipal Officials
  Every community should have an emergency operations plan (EOP).
 Coastal Hazards Management Introduction
  Introduction to Coastal Hazards Management pages.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Erosion
  Wind, waves, tides, and sea level rise, in conjunction with the geology of the Connecticut coastline, have been causing erosion for millennia. Erosion can occur gradually over many years or come and go in a cyclic patterns. Storms can create massive amounts of erosion sometimes flattening dunes and gouging beaches in minutes or hours.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Flooding
  Flooding from severe storms or regular extended precipitation events is the foremost natural hazard facing Connecticut.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Introduction
  There are two main reasons coastal hazards are a major concern for Connecticut.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Precipitation
  Precipitation generally takes the form of rain, freezing rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
  Hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions are three different categories of tropical cyclones.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Wind
  Wind can be hazardous in several ways. Very high winds associated with storm events can directly damage structures by destroying roofs, windows, doors, etc; they can blow trees into structures and roadways, and destroy utility infrastructure. Strong winds can also pick up debris or loose materials and propel them, subsequently damaging property.
 Coastal Hazards Primer - Winter Storms
  Winter storms, aka "northeasters," can produce high winds, storm surges, and massive amounts of precipitation.
 Coastal Hazards Resources and Links
  Coastal hazards - resources and links.
 Sea Level Rise Visualization Tool
  The Sea Level Rise Visualization Tool is intended for planning and/or illustrative purposes only and should not be used (in this format) for determining actual jurisdicational boundaries, making regulatory decisions, developing engineering analyses/designs, etc.
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