Detecting and Predicting Impacts of Saltwater Intrusion on Coastal Ecosystems

Project Summary

Saltwater intrusion and sea level rise are issues of serious concern for people throughout the coastal plain. Our Data+ team will collaborate with researchers to create an interactive data visualization platform that compiles remotely sensed estimates of vegetation change throughout the coastal plain and links this data with field salinity estimates. The team will have the opportunity to build educational website content that a) explains how saltwater incursion occurs; b) describes the consequences for coastal forests; c) links this understanding with likely scenarios of coastal climate for the next decade. In each case, we would like to illustrate this content with interactive data graphics.

Faculty Leads: Justin Wright, Emily Bernhardt

Project Manager: Emily Ury

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Year
2019
Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

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