Conducting research on climate and precipitation-related topics is imperative for helping society adapt and manage our resources sustainably for the future. SAFL has researchers who look to understand past climates and landscape evolution (including during the last glacial maximum), recent and ongoing shifts in precipitation patterns and landscape evolution, and developing new techniques for mapping and quantifying changes in precipitation patterns at both local and global scales.
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Posted August 14, 2020
Barrier islands act as natural barriers between the ocean and the mainland by blocking waves and resisting storm winds, giving protection to inland areas which are ecologically rich as well as economic hubs. As sea levels continue to rise with climate change, there is much concern about how rising seas will impact the ongoing evolution of barrier islands and the level of protection they afford inland coastlines.