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Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

Rhode Island Simulated Inundation Surfaces

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Wetland Conservation

Listen to CRMC coastal geologist Janet Freedman talk to RIPR about a post-Sandy Rhode Island, erosion, and the future of our beaches

CRMC a leader in planning for, addressing sea level rise and climate change concerns in RI


Rhode Island and Northeastern U.S. - Reports and Data

Overview of a Changing Climate in Rhode Island (PDF)

Adapting To Climate Change In The Ocean State: A Starting Point – Rhode Island Climate Change Commission 2012 Progress Report (PDF)

Rhode Island’s Rising Tide: CRMC and RI Sea Grant’s Pam Rubinoff featured in NOAA Climate Magazine

Sea Level Rise and the Current Status of Digital Terrain Data for the South Shore of Rhode Island (PDF) - A White Paper in Integrated Coastal Science prepared by Nathan D. Vinhateiro for the RI CRMC

Global Climate Change Induced Innundation Modeling of South Kingstown, RI (PDF) – A Graduate Study Paper prepared by Marisa Thompson, URI NRS 2008

Preliminary Assessment of RI Vulnerability to Climate Change and its Options for Adaptation (PDF) – Brown University March 2010

Sea Level Trends for Rhode Island – NOAA

Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment

Indicators of Climate Change in Northeastern United States

Confronting Climate Change in in the U.S. Northeast

Extreme Precipitation in New York & New England

FEMA Flood Maps - Rhode Island

National & Global Reports & Data

NOAA Report: U.S. experiences second warmest May, hottest spring on record

NOAA Arctic Report Update 2011 – Persistent decline in the thickness and summer extent of sea ice

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Responses to Climate Change - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Global Climate Change - NASA

Coastal Climate Adaptation - NOAA


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