- John Day Professor Emeritus of Oceanography + Coastal Sciences
- Beibei Guo Assistant Professor of Experimental Statistics
- Sam Bentley Director of the Coastal Studies Institute, Professor of Geology, LSU
- G. Paul Kemp
- Adrian Wiegman
This project studies statistical scenario modeling of emerging megatrends to optimize the cost effectiveness and sustainability of coastal restoration in the Mississippi River Delta. The ways in which several nonstationary forcings exert significant influence on the landscape and the feasibility of coastal restoration remain under-examined. These include sea level rise, hurricane intensity, Mississippi River discharge, patterns of water level variability, energy cost, and biogeomorphic status of the coast.
Direct + Broader Impacts:
This project seeks to confirm the family of assumptions that underlie projections for cost and wetland-building effectiveness in the existing 2012 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan.