Tools / Resources for Considering Climate Change Impacts on the Built Environment. Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference Rawlings Miller, PhD May 19, 2014. Tools/Resources.
Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference
Rawlings Miller, PhD
May 19, 2014
Changes in Precipitation
Sea level rise
Changes in Storm Events
Higher High Tides
Increased Runoff / Heavy Precip.
Warmer Temps / Heat Events
Changes in cloud cover /Increase in solar radiation
Periodic coastal flooding
Soil moisture decrease the stability in structures/
Large fluctuations in wet/dry spells may cause cracks in foundation
Power outages (if duration is longer than backup generators capable of supporting)
Degrade cable coverings and lead to outages and service interruptions.
Flooding of exchanges, manholes, and underground pits
Mobile line network
Fixed line network
Identify hazards of concern
“Quantify” the identified hazards
Flooding of a 1-story house w/out basement
Using the key thresholds/relationships, consider how the exposure to these thresholds/relationships may change in the future.
Where can I easily access future climate information?
DOT’s Gulf Coast Project, Phase 2