DEEP: Coastal Hazards Library

Coastal Hazards Library
 
 
 
Below is a bibliography of documents related to coastal hazards and coastal hazards management in Connecticut. Where available, we link to a downloadable PDF or appropriate website.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Office of Long Island Sound Programs recently produced a report entitled Coastal Hazards in Connecticut: The State of Knowledge and Managmement in 2009 that synthesizes information from many of the documents on this page.

Coastal Hazards Data and Science

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Connecticut Hurricane Evacuation Study Technical Data Report.   US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1994.

State of Connecticut. Coastal Area Management Program. Department of Environmental Protection. Planning Report No. 29: Shoreline Erosion Analysis and Recommended Planning Process.  Hartford, CT, 1979.  

Patton, Peter C., and James D. Kent. A Moveable Shore: the Fate of the Connecticut Coast. Duke UP, 1992.

Rummel, Cynthia J., and Gregory J. Hudak. State of Connecticut. Natural Resources Center. Department of Environmental Protection. Connecticut Coastal Flood Vulnerability Assessment: a Statewide Summary of Flood Susceptibility and Preparedness. Hartford, CT, 1983. 

Miller, David R.; Warner, Glenn S.; Ogden, Fred L.; and DeGaetano, Arthur T., Precipitation in Connecticut (2002). Special Reports. Paper 36.

US Army Corps of Engineers. Connecticut Coastline Study: Effects of Coastal Storms.  US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division. 1976.

US Army Corps of Engineers.  New England Floods of 1955 - Part 1 Storm Data.  Boston: US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1956. 

US Army Corps of Engineers. New England Floods of 1955 - Part 3 Flood Profiles. Boston: US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1956. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Coastal Flood Damage Reduction Central Connecticut.  US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1995. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Study.  US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1995. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Area 1: Ash Creek to Saugatuck River. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, February 7, 1949. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Area 2: Hammonasset River to East River. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, February 7, 1949. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Area 3: New Haven Harbor to Housatonic River. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, May 4, 1951. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Area 5: Pawcatuck River to Thames River. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, January 4, 1952. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Areas 8 & 11: Saugatuck River to Byram River. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, July 27, 1956. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Area 9: East River to New Haven Harbor. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, August 12, 1955. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Area 10: Thames River to Niantic Bay. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, March 29, 1957. 

US Army Corps of Engineers.  Beach Erosion Control Report on Cooperative Study of Connecticut – Summary of Reports. US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, October 1957. 

Wibberley, Jared T.  US Army Corps of Engineers.  Connecticut Shoreline Survey: Port Chester, New York to Milford, Connecticut.  US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1973.

Gaines, Arthur G. Jr.  US Army Corps of Engineers.  Connecticut Shoreline Survey: New Haven to Watch Hill.  US Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 1973.

Templeton, Clifford. State of Connecticut. Coastal Area Management Program. Department of Environmental Protection. Tide Gates and Other Tidal Restrictions in the State of Connecticut. Hartford, CT, 1972.

State of Connecticut. Coastal Area Management Program. Department of Environmental Protection. Connecticut Coastal Flood Hazard Area Study. Prepared by Ralph M. Field Associates, Inc. 1982.

Vallee, David R. and Michael R. Dion. 1997. Southern New England Tropical Storms and Hurricanes, A Ninety-eight Year Summary 1909-1997.  National Weather Service, Taunton, MA.

Helle, J. 1958. Surf statistics for the coast of the U.S., United States Army Corps of Engineers; Beach Erosion Board-Technical Memo 108.

Davies, D.S., Axelrod, E.W., and J.S. O’Conner, 1973.  Erosion of the north shore of Long Island.  Marine Science Research Center of State University of New York Technical Reprint Series #18, 101 p. 

Paulson, CG. 1940. Hurricane Floods of September 1938. United States Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 867.

Climate Change and Coastal Hazards

Gornitz, V., S. Hale, K. Larsen, N. Nevine, C. Rosenweig, and L. Sacks. 2004. Bracing for Climate Change in the Constitution State: What Connecticut Could Face.  Environmental Defense Fund. 

Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). 2006. Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast. A Report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

Frumhoff, P.C., J.J. McCarthy, J.M. Melillo, S.C. Moser, andD.J. Wuebbles. 2007. Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts and Soplutions. Synthesis report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). 

Kirshen, P., C. Watson, E. Douglas, A. Gontz, J. Lee, and Y. Tian. 2008.  Coastal flooding in the northeastern United States due to climate changeMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. In press.  

Ashton, A., J. Donnelly, and R. Evans. 2006. A discussion of the potential impacts of climate change on the shorelines of the northeastern United States of America. Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). 

Rubinoff et al. 2008. Summary of Coastal Program Initiatives that Address Sea Level Rise as  a Result of Global Climate Change.  Rhode Island SeaGrant/Coastal Resources Center/University of Rhode Island.

Coastal States Organization (CSO). 2008. The Role of Coastal Zone Management Programs in Adaptation to Climate Change: Second Annual Report of the Coastal States Organization’s Climate Change Work Group.

IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, Pachauri, R.K and Reisinger, A. (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 104 pp.

Meehl, G.A., T.F. Stocker, W.D. Collins, P. Friedlingstein, A.T. Gaye, J.M. Gregory, A. Kitoh, R. Knutti, J.M. Murphy, A. Noda, S.C.B. Raper, I.G. Watterson, A.J. Weaver and Z.-C. Zhao, 2007: Global Climate Projections. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Rahmstorf, Stefan. 2007. A Semi-Empirical Approach to Projecting Future Sea-Level Rise. Science,315, 368-370.

Overpeck, Jonathan T., Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, Gifford H. Miller, Daniel R. Muhs, Richard B. Alley, and Jeffrey T. Kiehl. 2007. Paleoclimatic Evidence for Future Ice-Sheet Instability and Rapid Sea-Level Rise. Science, 311, 1747-1750.

Charlop-Powers, S. and G. Biggs. 2008. Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Connecticut. Yale School Forestry of Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT and The Nature Conservancy, Middletown, CT. 

Pfeffer, W.T. et al. 2008. Kinematic Constraints on Glacier Contributions to 21st-Century Sea-Level Rise. Science, 321, 1340.

Coastal Hazards Planning and Policy

Office of the State Building Inspector. 2005 Connecticut State Building Code. (The Connecticut State Building Code is actually a combination of several international building codes, plus the Connecticut Supplement (PDF)).

Visit the website of the Office of the State Building Inspector for more information.) 

Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA Coastal Construction Manual: Principles and Practices of Planning, Siting, Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas (FEMA 55).

State of Connecticut. Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Natural Disaster Plan.  Hartford, CT, 2006. 

Brown, Robert M. State of Connecticut. Department of Environmental Protection. Flood Hazard Mitigation: a Manual for Connecticut Municipalities. Hartford, CT: Department of Environmental Protection, 1981.

State of Connecticut. Department of Environmental Protection. 2007-2010 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Hartford, CT, 2007. PDF

Paulson, CG. 1940. Hurricane Floods of September 1938. United States Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 867.

National Sea Grant Digital Library for Coastal Hazards

The following Sea Grant documents are arranged alphabetically by NSGL document number.  Select the NSGL document number (following the title) to view the full-text digital version of the publication. The originating Sea Grant program can be identified by the institution code in the document number.  Documents that are not digitally available may be ordered from the NSGL (loan copy only) or the issuing Sea Grant institution.

Natural Hazards

Hurricanes

Erosion, Erosion Control, Flooding

Coastal Construction

Hazards Management

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