Santa Barbara Geography-Past, Present, and as Sea Levels Rise
Date: 9/30/2013; 87 minutes

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Sea levels are rising, and all coastal communities will have to deal with higher water levels, more extreme storm surges, coastal erosion, and the intrusion of saltwater into coastal aquifers and wetlands. Santa Barbara is no exception. When the powerful waves of winter storms grow more destructive, is the solution to erect greater walls or to retreat from the edge of erodible cliffs? What happens to the Santa Barbara Airport as water levels rise? How about our UCSB Campus? Speakers include Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth Science and Director of the Marine Institute, UC Santa Cruz; Marc Fisher, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, UC Santa Barbara; and Edward Keller, Professor of Earth Science, UC Santa Barbara. (#25572)

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