Location: NW Florida (Walton County)

Description: This project is investigating the record of major storm impacts on the NW Florida coast, using sediment cores from coastal lakes. We are using both sedimentologic and geochemical proxies, along with sediment geochronology, to reconstruct storm history over the past several millennia. The results will be combined with the historic storm record to model future storms and develop a more complete understanding of storm occurrence and risk for the NW Florida coast.

Faculty Involved: Dr. Joseph Donoghue (EOAS), Dr. James Elsner (FSU-Geography), Dr. Yang Wang (EOAS), Dr. Ming Ye (FSU-Computational Science), Dr. Alan Niedoroda (URS Corp.), and graduate students Jen Coor (EOAS) and Oindrila Das (EOAS).

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