Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Stormwater Design and Reoccurring Flooding Problems in the Hampton Roads Region

The information contained in this report is organized as three separate but related research studies. Collectively, these studies investigate the impact of climate change and sea level rise on transportation infrastructure within portions of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The first report “Impact of Sea Level Rise on Roadways in the Hampton Roads Region of Virginia” emphasizes the vulnerability of roadways to sea level rise in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The second report “Impact of Climate Change on Design Rainfall Events in Hampton Roads, VA” explored various future precipitation scenarios in order to better understand climate change impacts to design rainfall events. The third report “Effect of rain gauge proximity on rain estimation for problematic urban coastal watersheds in Virginia Beach, VA” looks at the question of how rainfall variability within Virginia Beach impacts the ability to accurately measure rainfall using gauging stations. Each subreport is presented independently along with a title page listing the authors of that subreport. The University of Virginia completed the first and third subreports, while Virginia Tech completed the second subreport.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    351 McCormick Road, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Biological Systems Engineering
    Blacksburg, VA  United States 

    Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center

    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goodall, Jonathan L
    • Sridhar, Venkataramana
    • Sadler, Jeffrey
    • Valayamkunnath, Prasanth
    • Billah, Mirza
    • Haselden, Nicole
    • Mellon, Kimberly
    • Hackel, Allison
    • Son, Veronica
    • Mayfield, Jordan
    • Morsy, Mohamed
  • Publication Date: 2016-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46p

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  • Accession Number: 01663174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2018 10:22AM