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Hurricane Display at Department of Interior Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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the Coastal Change display at U.S. Department of the Interior
Coastal Change Hazards Display: Visitors view the new coastal-change hazard scale proposed on the USGS hurricane exhibit.
The Hurricane and Extreme Storm Coastal Change Hazard display that made a big hit at the National Hurricane Conference in April was set up, all 20 feet of it, for two weeks in the main lobby at the National Center in Reston. The exhibit then spent two more weeks at the Main Department of Interior Building in Washington, D.C. The exhibit demonstrates the use of topographic lidar data to investigate impacts of extreme storms on the coast.

A new scaling for storm impacts on barrier islands was presented, as was a map showing the relative vulnerabilities of the South Atlantic coast (Virginia-North Carolina border to Miami) to storm-induced coastal change. Specific examples of impacts of extreme storms were illustrated, including those of a major Nor'easter (winter storm) on Assateague Island, Maryland, and Virginia, Hurricane Dennis on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and El Niño winter storms on the Central California coast. The complete display is now available on the web. Check it out!

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