Regional and coastal sea level variability and change

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Christopher Piecuch

Christopher Piecuch is a physical oceanographer interested in the physics and statistics of regional and coastal sea level variability and change on monthly and longer time scales.  He uses a combination of computer models, mathematical theory, and observational data to identify how and why sea level has changed in the past, with the hopes of informing projections concerning future sea level change.

Potential projects would focus on understanding the observational coastal sea level record, particularly along the United States coast.  Specific research topics could include characterizing the statistical nature of recent United States coastal mean sea level changes (historical unprecedentedness, return period, etc.), or studying how variations in river runoff effect changes in coastal sea level.